In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!

Litter picking in the rain....

Arthog Outreach exploring the community and making a difference

Litter picking in the rain....

On a very dark, damp Wednesday (pre Tier 2 and lockdown restrictions) a group working towards their John Muir Award stopped by the roadside to do their best to improve a local litter 'hotspot'.  

Your Safety is our priority - before taking part in any litter picking or Climate Change Champion activities please consider the following:

  • Use a litter picker and gloves. Under no circumstances should you pick up any litter with your hands.
  • Do not share equipment with other people.
  • Keep at least 2m apart from anyone outside your household at all times.
  • Climate Change Champions must not organise events or group activities of more than 6 people unless guidance changes (subject to change during increased restrictions)
  • Climate Change Champions must not approach members of the public to challenge inappropriate behaviour such as non-compliant social distancing, dog fouling or littering. Ignore this behaviour and report it if necessary from a safe place either to the Council or Police.
  • Non-compliant social distancing should be reported to the Police via
  • Littering and dog fouling should be reported via My Telford website or by calling 01952 384384.
  • Do not trespass onto private property whilst acting as a Climate Change Champion.
  • Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth until you are able to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you feel you are unable to work or report safely or have any concerns – you don’t have to undertake the task.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water as soon as you get home.
  • The Climate Change Champion Risk Assessment must be read and adhered to at all times.
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