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Clean Up Tadworth group praised for litter pick efforts

A thought provoking talk was given on 6 April to Banstead Rotary by Alison Godden and Juliet Quartermain about the dangers to the community, wildlife and environment of littering.

They are both members of a group of volunteers in Tadworth who have won praise for their efforts after collecting over 1,000 bags of litter in their community.

Surrey and Banstead councillors described the efforts of Clean Up Tadworth as "amazing" and "fantastic" over the last few months especially, in February, after the group clocked up over 1,000 bags collected from the streets in six months. The Clean Up Tadworth volunteer group was founded by resident Alison God

don back in August 2020 after she noticed a rise in littering during lockdown, and has grown in size and impact ever since.

The group now boasts over 400 Facebook members, a growing Twitter following, and, regularly sees 50 litter pickers keep Tadworth, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Walton on the Hill and Burgh Heath as free from litter as they can.

After collecting cans around The Beacon School the group reached out and the cans have since been donated to the Banstead’s The Beacon School Friends Association Charity, in association with Tadworth Terracycle in order to "kick start a new litter awareness and recycling project" at the school.



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