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Hampshire residents Love Where They Live

17 October 2011

Local residents champion new national anti-litter campaign

Four Hampshire residents are demonstrating their love for their local areas in a very public way – by appearing as the faces of the new Love Where You Live campaign in Hampshire!

John Green-Wilkinson and Paul Morgan of Winchester, along with Vickie Kemp and Tracy Chandler of East Hampshire will be appearing in local advertising and a short video talking about why they love living in Hampshire and what they do to make their local areas nicer places to live.

The national Love Where You Live campaign, which is being launched this week, has been developed by Keep Britain Tidy and aims to inspire, encourage and enable us all to make where we live, work and play the kind of place we really want it to be. It's about making a difference ourselves, whether as individuals, groups, local authorities or companies.

Recycle for Hampshire have been selected to work with Keep Britain Tidy as an ‘Ambassador’ partner of Love Where You Live. To support the campaign, Recycle for Hampshire will be encouraging local residents to show they love where they live by nominating a place, pledging to improve their local area, or registering an event to receive litter picking kits – which can all be done by visiting the Love Where You Live website: www.lovewhereyoulive.org/hampshire.

Councillor Leslie Keeble, Chairman of the Project Integra Strategic Board said:

“It’s wonderful that we are able to feature local people in this campaign, giving recognition to some of the groups and individuals who are committed to making Hampshire a better place through their own hard work.

“There is lots of research to show that areas which are kept neat and tidy are less likely to have litter deposited, so we hope that the Love Where You Live campaign will encourage other Hampshire residents to get involved and make a positive change in their local areas.”


Faces of the campaign

Paul Morgan, Managing Director of local business WarrensOffice, said:

“I love living in Winchester – it’s a busy city with plenty of facilities and attractions, yet it maintains a sense of intimacy and you are only ever a couple of miles from open countryside. I’m honoured to be involved in the promotion of Winchester and Hampshire having lived and worked here for the last 35 years.”

Vickie Kemp, Treasurer of the Holybourne Village Association, said:

“I’m excited to be involved in promoting the anti-litter message in Hampshire. I truly do love where I live and I hope that others will be inspired to show some pride in their local areas as a result of this campaign.”

Tracy Chandler, founding member of the East Petersfield Community Group, said:

“Petersfield is a fantastic place to live, it has the best of both worlds: easy access to countryside – which is now the South Downs National park – and all the benefits of town. Since the Community Group was set up there has been an increase in community spirit, with residents organising events to clean up the area including weeding, kerb clearing and litter picking.”

To see our local champions talking about why they love living in Hampshire, visit: www.lovewhereyoulive.org/hampshire or look out for them in local press and bus advertising.

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Do You Love Where You Live?

17 October 2011

Local groups and residents tackle litter

Local people have been showing that they love where they live and making a difference to their communities by organising litter picks of popular public areas.

Stokes Bay in Gosport is just one of the places to have benefited from a recent clean-up. In September a group of 20 local young people spent a morning picking up litter from the beach. The event, organised by the educational charity Skill Force, resulted in 10 bags of litter being removed and separated into rubbish and recyclable items.  

In addition, staff from three branches of McDonalds in Gosport and Fareham also carried out a Big Tidy Up litter pick at Stokes Bay, clearing several bags of rubbish and recycling from the beach, shrub beds and surrounding hedgerow areas.

These are just two examples of the type of activities which Recycle for Hampshire is championing as part of the national Love Where You Live campaign. Launched this week, the Love Where You Live campaign has been developed by Keep Britain Tidy and aims to inspire, encourage and enable us all to make where we live, work and play the kind of place we really want it to be. It's about making a difference ourselves, whether as individuals, groups, local authorities or companies.

If you’re keen to do something similar in your area, why not visit: www.lovewhereyoulive.org/hampshire to register a Big Tidy Up event and receive a litter-picking kit. But you don’t have to organise a litter pick to show pride in your local area. The Love Where You Live website has lots of ways to get involved, through simple actions such as nominating your local area for a clean-up; pledging to support the campaign in another way; or just telling everyone why you Love Where You Live.

Councillor Leslie Keeble, Chairman of the Project Integra Strategic Board said:

“It’s fantastic to see so many local residents prepared to use their spare time to make Hampshire a better place to live.

“Research suggests that over two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day, with local authorities spending £858 million nationally on street cleansing activities, including litter picking, every year. Hampshire is a beautiful and diverse county and I know that the problem of litter is important to local people, so I’m pleased that we can support them through the Love Where You Live campaign.”

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  1. Project Integra is the partnership of all district authorities in Hampshire, Hampshire County Council, the unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton, and a waste contractor, Veolia Environmental Services (VES), working together to provide an integrated solution for Hampshire’s waste. For more information, visit www.integra.org.uk.

  2. Recycle for Hampshire is Project Integra’s communications campaign which seeks to encourage Hampshire residents to recycle more of their rubbish, more often. For more information, visit www.recycleforhampshire.org.uk.

  3. Developed by Keep Britain Tidy, Love Where You Live is a new campaign with the aim of inspiring everyone to think about their communities and take action to reduce litter in the locations where they live, the places they visit and the spaces that they use. It’s about everyone taking responsibility – individuals, local authorities, government and multi-national companies to change the way people think and act about littering. We all love something about where we live and this campaign is about everyone working together to make change happen. No-one is excluded as we can all do something, whoever we are, to make where we live a better place. For more information visit www.lovewhereyoulive.org.

  4. The Love Where You Live campaign aims to:

  5. Inspire and enable everyone to take action to reduce littering and improve the quality of local places

  6. Engage everyone to change their behaviour and drive local action by fostering pride and understanding

  7. Raise the profile of the importance of caring for local places to improve individuals quality of life

  8. Encourage, support and bring together leaders from government, business, media and civil society.

  9. Skill Force is an education charity working with 10,000 young people throughout 150 schools in Great Britain who are in danger of leaving school without the skills and qualifications they need to succeed in life. Skill Force is currently working alongside schools in the Bournemouth and the Solent area. Skill Force is also running a programme called C3 which encaptures the Community, Character and Contribution for all students to study and participate in. Students and staff alike really enjoy making a difference, especially helping to keep the beaches clean and help the wildlife and environment. For more information visit: http://www.skillforce.org/.

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Do You Love Where You Live?

17 October 2011

Local groups and residents tackle litter

Local people have been showing that they love where they live and making a positive difference to their communities by organising litter picks of popular public areas.

Tadley Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is just one of the places to have benefited from a recent clean-up. The Friends of Tadley Common were formed in July this year and now meet fortnightly to litter pick the important heathland habitat.

Having cleared 13 bags of litter and fly-tipped items on their first effort – and helped along by their carefully placed anti-litter signs – the group are finding less litter each time, which benefits all those who use the site, especially the grazing Dexter cattle.

This is just one example of the type of activity which Recycle for Hampshire is championing as part of the national Love Where You Live campaign. Launched this week, the Love Where You Live campaign has been developed by Keep Britain Tidy and aims to inspire, encourage and enable us all to make where we live, work and play the kind of place we really want it to be. It's about making a difference ourselves, whether as individuals, groups, local authorities or companies.

If you’re keen to do something similar in your area, why not visit: www.lovewhereyoulive.org/hampshire to register a Big Tidy Up event and receive a litter-picking kit. But you don’t have to organise a litter pick to show pride in your local area. The Love Where You Live website has lots of ways to get involved, through simple actions such as nominating your local area for a clean-up; pledging to support the campaign in another way; or just telling everyone why you Love Where You Live.

Councillor Leslie Keeble, Chairman of the Project Integra Strategic Board said:

“It’s fantastic to see so many local residents prepared to use their spare time to make Hampshire a better place to live.

“Research suggests that over two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day, with local authorities spending £858 million nationally on street cleansing activities, including litter picking, every year. Hampshire is a beautiful and diverse county and I know that the problem of litter is important to local people, so I’m pleased that we can support them through the Love Where You Live campaign.”

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