Edition: Summer 2020
Set up in 2015, Adopt-a-Street is still going strong. We meet the latest family to join the scheme.
No one likes the unsightly scene of litter. That’s why some five years ago the Council launched a litter clearing initiative, encouraging residents to literally “adopt their street” and the Adopt-a-Street campaign was born.
We realised that we needed an army of volunteers to do their bit and help us to pick up the mess that was being dropped by others.
From a standing start in 2015 we now have an incredible 4,500 volunteers who regularly give up their time to litter pick and take extra care of their street or an area which they particularly value near them.
Still going strong
Back in the spring of 2015 we visited a couple of our very first volunteers Trish Hampton and Roger Smith from Storrington and we are delighted to say that they are still regularly litter picking today.
The success of the Adopt-a-Street scheme has seen many different volunteers come forward to help keep their communities clean and tidy from all walks of life: Scout groups, schoolchildren, retirees and young families.
The new kids on the block
One of our newest recruits is the Smith family from Horsham. Adam Smith, his wife Olgi and their two children Freya and Jacob joined up in early 2020. Here’s what they have to say.
We would like to extend a very warm thank you to all our volunteers for the great work you continue to do – here’s to the next five years!
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