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Buckingham’s Litter Heroes

Thank you for all the entries for our #RubbishCampaign competition.
We had loads of positive interactions across our social media pages and received some fantastic photographs from individuals to families that are out litter picking on a regular basis – you are our #LitterHeroes – thank you.
We had to pick a winner and we are delighted to announced our Rubbish Campaign competition winner is Josephine Smith and her son Alex (pictured) – many Boy picking up litter congratulations Josephine and Alex, a beautiful shawl made from recycled plastic bottles is on it’s way to you, generously donated by local independent store, Finca El Monte. Alex and his Mum regularly conduct little early morning clear ups in Chandos Park after they finish playing tennis. They take the litter home to recycle the glass bottles and cans. Alex even had time to play a little air guitar!
Alex said ‘we don’t want it to end up in the river or hurt any wildlife.’
Three lucky winners, chosen by the Town Clerk and Town Mayor, will also receive a Green Buckingham branded water bottle kindly funded by Recycle for Buckinghamshire
Boy posing with litter picker and bag of rubbish This is one of our runners up George, who’s asked for a litter picker for his 11th birthday – what a litter superstar!
George said that ‘Putting your litter in the bin is important because litter can hurt animals and damage the environment.’
We loved this spooky photograph submitted by Reid’s Grandad. Reid was appalled at how many disposable face masks he’d seen littering the streets and decided to take matters into his own hands. Well done Reid!
Young boy disposing of face mask in bin at nighttime
Top marks for Alexia’s school-run litter pick! It just goes to show that ‘little and often’ is a winning formula for helping keep the parks clean.
Young girl in uniform throwing litter into a park bin
Cllr. Ruth Newell, Chair of Environment Committee said: “On behalf of the Town Council’s Environment Committee I’d like to thank everyone who does their bit to keep our parks, clean tidy and litter free, protecting our wildlife and making the parks a pleasant place to walk.  I’d also like to remind those who drop litter, please don’t, instead take it home with you and dispose of it responsibly, recycling what you can.”
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition! And thank you to Finca El Monte and  Recycle for Buckinghamshire for their generous donation of prizes!

26 November 2020
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26 November 2020
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