Local Conservatives are encouraging fellow residents to pick up a litter grabber and become a lockdown litter picker as they launched an anti-litter action day in MK.
With fly-tipping having increased by 16% in the last year and general littering costing the council hundreds of thousands of pounds, the Conservatives began their drive to keep MK clean on Saturday.
Armed with litter-pickers and sponges, socially distanced Conservative teams in Loughton, Bletchley, Furzton, Stantonbury, Newport Pagnell and Tattenhoe picked up rubbish, cleaned signs and reported fly-tipping.
Among the teams include Ben Everitt, the MP for MK North who was out in Newport picking up litter and cleaning road signs.
Cllr Alex Walker, one of Stantonbury’s litter-pickers and the Leader of the Conservative Group said: “We want to keep MK’s green spaces clean and tidy.
With fly-tipping on the rise and litter rubbishing our green spaces, we’re looking to raise awareness of littering and encourage any residents who want to help their community, to pick up a litter grabber and enjoy a safe and social distanced litter pick.”