The Peterborough Green Party (PGP) is launching its first litter pick flash mob this weekend.
The litter pick takes place on Sunday and was launched to support the work of Peterborough City Council and its contractors Amey, which runs the city’s street cleaning service.
The PGP wants to raise awareness of the litter problem in the city and change attitudes.
Residents can join the PGP at the litter pick which begins at 10.30am at the Green Backyard in Oundle Road, near the Peterborough United ground in London Road.
PGP coordinator Roger Proudfoot said: “Last winter when all the vegetation had died back I noticed that the litter problem around the verges of our city seemed to be worse than ever before which I found very depressing on my daily commute to work.
“As well as the negative impact and impression this gives visitors to our aspiring green city it can also reduce our feeling of wellbeing and have an impact on wildlife.
“Seeing the same plastic bags hanging from our trees and bushes sometimes for years is particularly depressing. Each and every one of us could help with this by reducing our use of single use plastic bags.
“PCC provide a great service trying to keep our city clean and tidy and we should all do our bit to help reduce the cost of this work so that the money saved can be used elsewhere.
“That’s why we are taking direct action with our flash mob to help support PCC. If you would like to join us and help support PCC greening our city then drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Problems with litter or fly tipping can be reported using the My Peterborough app.