Cornwall receives £98,000 cash boost for litter cleaning

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 03:09 BST

Cornwall is to receive a litter-cleaning boost after a £98,400 Government cash injection.

The one-off funding announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will be spent on community-led high street and town centre cleansing, including funding for relevant training, events and the purchase of litter picking equipment.

Cornwall Council has welcomed the funding and is developing a plan with its partners Clean Cornwall and Biffa to make the best use of the new provision.

Sue James, Cornwall Council’s cabinet portfolio holder for the environment and neighbourhoods, said: “Whilst this initiative is welcome in Cornwall, it is important that the council formulates a programme of spend that will make best use of this one-off funding provision for the communities of Cornwall.”

The funding is part of a £9.75 million Government fund announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire to back the efforts of community groups cleaning up their local areas across the country.

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