4th July 2011
MP speaks at Keep Britain Tidy reception about the ‘Big Clean-Up’
Gordon Henderson this week gave a national platform to the ‘Big Clean-Up’ that is taking place in his Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency this summer.
Mr Henderson was invited by Keep Britain Tidy to speak at the launch of their ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign in order to highlight the type of local initiatives that can be organised in communities.
The ‘Big Clean-Up’, which is being run under the umbrella of the Litter Angels charity, of which Mr Henderson is a founding member, will take place throughout August 2011 and encourages local groups and individuals to commit to at least one clean-up project during the month.
Litter Angels is a campaign set up to create awareness about the affects of litter on the environment in schools, via free workshops, using Art as an educational tool.
Mr Henderson was joined at the launch by Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and television presenter, Kirstie Allsopp, who is an Ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy, both of whom spoke passionately about the need to cut down on the amount of litter that is dropped in Britain.
Mr Henderson said,
“I was delighted to accept Keep Britain Tidy’s invitation to speak at this reception, which gave me the opportunity to talk about the campaigns I have helped set up within my constituency. I was particularly pleased to be able to promote our local Big Clean-Up, which is being run in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign.
“Like many of my constituents, I love where I live and I believe that if everyone makes an effort in their immediate areas to help clean up our local environment, we will create better places to live, work and play.”