Get outdoors, make friends and do something great for the environment

The Melton Matters Wombles’ Facebook group has only existed since January but already there are more than 800 members. 

Weekdays and weekends, whatever the weather, they are out and about collecting litter and reporting fly-tipping to improve their local environment.

Together with other groups across Leicestershire, they have filled 782 bin bags in the first week of June alone.

May 28 – June 13 marks Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign and on their website, they are encouraging us all to get involved, saying:

“Those who think litter is someone else’s problem are wrong; it isn’t – it’s everyone’s problem.”

As the weather improves and we all emerge outdoors from lockdown, it’s more important than ever to ask what we can all do to protect the environment and wildlife.

Meet the Melton Matters Wombles here: