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Public urged to join in Dagenham parks spring clean

PUBLISHED: 12:40 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:36 01 March 2017

Organised litter picks are set to take place at Valence Park and Beam Parklands in Dagenham this weekend.

Organised litter picks are set to take place at Valence Park and Beam Parklands in Dagenham this weekend.

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The public have been urged to put on rubber gloves, grab black bags and take up litter pickers to help give two of the borough’s parks a spring clean.

As part of the “Great British Spring Clean” national campaign, which hopes to get 500,000 individuals litter picking across the country, the council has invited people to give Dagenham’s Beam Parklands and Valence Park a spruce up.

Commenting, councillor Lynda Rice, cabinet member for the environment and street scene, said: “The council is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds cleaning our streets.

“And while we are also ploughing extra money into combating grime crime we need the help of everyone to make our borough a better, cleaner one.

“It’s why it would be great to hear from anyone who can spend some time to make Barking and Dagenham a cleaner, happier and healthier place to live.”

The Beam Parklands clean starts this Friday, March 3 from 10am to 1pm and the Valence Park polish begins on Saturday, March 4, 12pm to 2pm.

To get involved, contact the Ranger Service on 020 8227 2332 or email Emma.Roebuck@lbbd.gov.uk.

Anyone who wants to set up their own litter picking group can email wastemin@lbbd.gov.uk or visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.


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