Schools Join The Big Tidy Up
Tuesday 9th March
Schools across Bedford are doing their bit for the environment this
month by hosting their own Big Tidy Ups.
Pride in Bedford, along with Flynn the Bin
Elf, will also be supporting the schools by running special
assemblies and lending litter picking equipment.
It’s all part of the national Big Tidy Up
Campaign, which includes Bedford Borough Council as one of 11 local
authorities who are Champions of the campaign.
In Bedford, 12 schools have signed up to host
their own litter picks with the next event taking place at Bedford
Road Lower School in Kempston on Thursday 11th March at
The Pride in Bedford team are helping the
children to litter pick during the day and encouraging them to join
in the main Kempston litter pick this weekend.
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder
for the Environment, said: “Keeping our borough clean and tidy is
something we all have to take responsibility for. However, I firmly
believe that getting children involved will help to ensure Bedford
is clean and tidy in the future as well.
“The children are incredibly enthusiastic and
I hope their passion rubs off on others and we can all work
together to keep Bedford a clean and green place to live and