If you want to take part in Medway’s Great British Spring Clean, details can be found here:

12th April 201913th April 2019

  • Gillingham Councillors (from left) Andy Stmap, Adam Price, Pat Cooper, litter picking with volunteers
  • Chrissy Stamp volunteering with litter pickers
  • Chrissy Stmap litter picking with her daughter

    Medway residents have come together to take part in the Great British Spring Clean. Labour Councillors and candidates joined residents to help keep Medway tidy.

    Cllr Andy Stamp, Councillor for Gillingham North and Medway Labour Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture said, ‘It’s great to see residents get together as a community to look after our environment. Initiatives like the Great British Spring Clean are important because they help to develop a culture of civic pride and responsibility – a huge thank you to everyone who gave their time, and to the Council’s community wardens for helping to organise them.

    ‘Poor levels of street cleanliness have been linked to increases in low level crime and antisocial behaviour, and litter has a huge impact on the quality of our streets and public spaces.

    ‘We all have a responsibility to pick up after ourselves and keep our communities tidy but local councils have a legal duty to keep our streets clean, and their ability to fulfil their responsibility is seriously hampered by central government cuts to local council funding.’

    Chrissy Stamp, Medway Labour candidate for Watling said, ‘I attended the Great British Spring Clean in Darland on Saturday with my daughter. It was really inspiring to see other residents who want to make a difference in our community, and it was such a great experience for my daughter. I’d encourage anyone to get involved and take ownership of their local area.’


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