Caring for our environment, General, HP, Surrey County Council

Litter tip for Surrey picnickers

Picnic lovers are being urged to help keep Surrey beautiful as part of an anti-litter campaign.

Earlier this year Surrey County Council teamed up with district and boroughs to target rubbish dropped around town centres, motorway junctions and train stations, and is now urging people to take their litter home or bin it to mark National Picnic Week.

Every year thousands of people eat at beauty spots across Surrey, including Box Hill, which was immortalised as English literature’s best-known picnic location in Jane Austen’s Emma.

County Council Leader David Hodge said: “Surrey’s beautiful countryside is perfect for a summer picnic, but it can so easily be ruined by a thoughtless minority who leave litter.

“Litter costs council taxpayers thousands of pounds a year to clear up, so I urge people to do the right thing and bin their rubbish so everyone can enjoy the Surrey outdoors.”

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