Last Saturday (5 June), Julie Marson, MP for Hertford and Stortford, took part in a community litter pick along the River Lea in Hertford, an event arranged by the Stort Valley Rotary group.
Many local residents headed down to the river to litter pick on the day that coincided with World Environment Day.
The annual event marks a time for all to celebrate the beauty of our environment and highlights ways in which we can protect in.
On the local elected officials’ side, Julie was joined by Councillors Jan Goodeve and Bob Deering. Daniel Chichester-Miles, Chairman of the local Conservative Association, was also on hand to pick up litter.
Speaking after the litter pick, Julie said:
“It’s great to be down here on the River Lea in Hertford today with local residents and councillors. We’ve collected a lot of litter, making a cleaner area for all those who want to come down and enjoy our local environment.
“Improving our environment is one of my key priorities. Of course, I’d like to see no litter being dropped at all but, unfortunately, we are having to pick this up on behalf of others. I am going to work with our local councils to clamp down on littering in the first place.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came today. You have given up some of your free time to give back to your community and I really grateful for this.”