Epping Forest District Council Councillors met for the first Council meeting in the Council Chamber in over 15 months on Thursday 29 July 2021.
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New and remembered members
New members were welcomed to the Council and there was a minute’s silence to remember former councillors Maureen Boatman and Peter Burns who both recently passed away.
Pride in Epping Forest
Councillors agreed to the motion for Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) to support a litter picking and awareness campaign called ‘Pride in Epping Forest’. The campaign will include annual recognition of individuals, community groups and town and parish councils who litter pick throughout the year.
EFDC would join the nation-wide Keep Britain Tidy campaign and aim to work with Transport for London and City of London Corporation to help keep the Tube stations in the district and
forest clear of litter. The motion also contains plans to:
- provide more recycling bins subject to a mapping exercise
- explore the use of dashcams on EFDC vehicles to help capture footage of those who throw rubbish from their vehicles
- work with schools and community groups to raise awareness
Many towns already have regular organised litter picking days. Contact your local councillor to see if there is one near you.
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