Herald - Issue 395

v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v 17th September 2020 • The HERALD • Page 5 MP Guttering & Roofing Services • Fascias, Guttering, Soffits, Cladding and much more PVCu work • All roof repairs, gutters, flat roofs, chimney repairs • Moss removal 15% Discount for OAP’s Established 30 years 07730 377114 023 8087 9135 mpgutteringservices@outlook.com DECORATOR INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING General Small Maintenance Works Reliable, Prompt with a High Standard of Work Fully Insured • Free Estimates NICK CROUCHER 023 8084 8154 or 07594 582194 groups working towards a cleaner planet, please keep your eye on our Facebook page for organised litter picks in your area. Keep Britain Tidy campaigns are running between 11th and 27th September – Being Picky - The Rubbish Stuff Matters by Stephen Green, Founder, ‘Litter Pickers of the New Forest’ can we truly make a di erence. Finally, a shout out to every active member of the group - THANK YOU for helping to tackle this problem. To get involved and stay updated follow us on our Facebook Page Litter Pickers of the New Forest Continued from page 4 so please do what you can and remember to tell us about it. My message is stop moaning about the rubbish, roll up your sleeves and get involved to improve the situation. Only by working together to preserve this amazing and unique location • Avoid direct contact with litter at all times • Always use a litter picker where possible for any glass or metal items • Do not litter pick when visibility is poor and only pick in daylight hours • Be aware of your environment. Do not put yourself at risk whilst picking up litter • Do not pick up items that cannot easily be identi ed/ are clearly hazardous • Do not attempt to remove dead or live animals • Any needles or drug paraphernalia needs to be le alone • Report any y tipping • Rubbish should not be compressed using hands or feet in case of injury • Avoid contact with the body when carrying plastic bags • Wear stout shoes and appropriate clothing • Stay clear of any cli edges, water, rocks, mud, grass banks • Do not over ll bin bags and avoid li ing heavy objects • Follow any local rules or guidelines as well as Clean New Forest’s • Ensure any cuts/abrasions are clean and covered with a waterproof plaster • Do not litter pick beside/on any 40mph roads. Keep on verge of other roads and always wear a Hi-Viz vest. Be aware of any vehicle movements • Do not confront anyone you see littering Litter Pick Safety Checklist