Fly-tipping and littering is ruining our countryside and harming the wildlife. Surrey is blessed with some of the best countryside the country has to offer but it is being blighted by rubbish dumped in hedgerows, lanes and fields. Action needs to be taken now to stop the countryside becoming a rubbish dump.
Members and supporters of CPRE Surrey and local residents’ group the Tyting Society were out in force in the St Martha’s Hill area near Guildford at the weekend for their annual blitz on litter. Teams of volunteer litter-pickers, inspired by CPRE President Bill Bryson’s “Stop the Drop” crusade against littering and fly-tipping, swooped on the area on Sunday afternoon to remove every trace of rubbish from the country lanes and footpaths.
CPRE Surrey is planning a major new initiative in 2011 to highlight the problem of fly-tipping in the Surrey countryside.
Inspired by CPRE President Bill Bryson’s “Stop the Drop” campaign, the Surrey Branch is approaching potential partners across the county, including farmers, landowners and wildlife conservationists, to develop a campaign to encourage monitoring and reporting of fly-tipping incidents.