Great British Litter Pick

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undefinedA Wirral priest is encouraging local people to join in the Great British Litter Pick as one way of showing support for the UN Convention on Climate Change to be held in Paris at the end of this month (November 2015). The Revd Mike Loach , Vicar of Christ Church, Higher Bebington, got the idea for a big litter clear-up from his son, Harry.

Mike said: “I’d been considering what might be done in my parish to draw attention to the convention in Paris. When hearing of this, my 10-year-old son said ‘why not the Great British Litter Pick?’ and that got me thinking  …

“A visible, practical demonstration of care for the local environment is a perfect way to show our support for creating a cleaner, healthier world.”

The Great British Litter Pick is an initiative timed to happen across the country just before (and to demonstrate support for) the upcoming climate change convention. The litter pick events this month are supported by Keep Britain Tidy (and its wider campaign, The Big Tidy Up), and also by Churches Together.

After Mike’s son gave him the idea, some organising followed, and the result is that a number of people on Wirral (including  Scouts, Wirral Council and local schools) will be taking part in the litter pick around Bebington over the weekend of 28 to 29 November.

Mike – who was a teacher of philosophy before becoming ordained – is encouraging others to get involved in litter picks. Parishes and local groups can register their events at www.thebigtidyup.org

There will also be a climate march to Hilbre Island, off West Kirby, Wirral, on Sunday 29 November. That too is in support of the Paris climate change convention.

Pictured above - the Revd Mike Loach … getting in the mood for his community litter pick