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Extra Rewards for Volunteering

Wednesday 10th March

The ‘Lets Tidy Bedford Together’ campaign is continuing this month and to celebrate the Pride in Bedford Team are offering extra incentives to those who volunteer at litter pick events in March.

It’s all part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, which includes Bedford Borough Council as one of eleven authorities designated as a Champion for the campaign and these incentives coincide with the news that the council has been named as a Champion for a further six months.

There are eleven litter picks planned for March which are open to all volunteers. Anyone who gets involved will not only receive a Big Pride Point (which can be redeemed at certain levels for rewards such as swimming vouchers and cinema tickets) they will also receive a free parking voucher or crème eggs for under 16’s.

It is hoped that this special promotion month will encourage more people to volunteer and add to the 863 bags that have already been collected by volunteers since the start of the campaign in September.

The first litter picks took place last weekend at Little Staughton, Willington (see picture), Swineshead and Pertenhall with 77 volunteers taking part.

Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “I am delighted at the work done by the Lets Tidy Bedford Together campaign and all our volunteers who work so tirelessly for Bedford.

“These little incentives are just a small token of our appreciation for all the work done to keep the borough a clean and green place to live and work.”

There is still time to collect your free parking voucher or crème egg at any of the other March litter pick events which take place every Saturday morning between 10-12noon.

There are three picks taking place this weekend and a list of events and their meet up points are available on the Council website www.bedford.gov.uk

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