CPRE’s Stop the Drop campaign tackles the litter and fly-tipping problem that is despoiling our beautiful countryside. It’s headed by CPRE president and author Bill Bryson, a passionate anti-litter campaigner and champion of the countryside.

At a local level, supporters of the campaign can get involved by organising their own litter pick or joining a local litter volunteer group through litteraction.org.uk. Supporters can pledge to Stop the Drop, joining CPRE in lobbying local authorities, government and other bodies legally responsible for keeping land litter-free. Through these various campaigning actions CPRE aim to demonstrate to Government and other authorities the strength of support behind Stop the Drop.

Read more about the campaign here, including notes from CPRE President Bill Bryson

litteraction.org.uk is run jointly by CPRE and CleanupUK. It’s designed to be a place that promotes and supports local community action. If you would like to get in touch with either CPRE or CleanupUK then please follow this link to our contacts page.


Why was this site set up?

It is a resource to help individuals and local groups organise cleanup drives and awareness-raising educational activities in their local area. The site’s all about inspiring you to work together with others in your local community to clean it up, making the area where you live a better place to be. As well as being a free-standing resource, the site links to CPRE’s Stop the Drop campaign, and can be used by supporters to take local practical action.


What does it do?

This site supports local people who want to take local action on litter.

It’s a place where individuals and local groups can join litter picking communities in their area.

In our forum, litter pickers can discuss everything from where to find an extra-long grab stick to whether people are more careless about dropping litter than they were 50 years ago.

It’s a resource for people to discuss aspects of litter collection and prevention and join local groups who share their interest.

It gives up-to-date information on CPRE’s Stop the Drop campaign.

And as part of that campaign, the site shows Government and local authorities that people really do care about litter.


What are the benefits to you?

By joining a local litter group, starting a new one or picking up litter on your own, you will not only improve the local environment, it‘ll benefit you too. Here’s how:

  • By joining a local group, you’ll be meeting like-minded people and getting to know your neighbours.
  • Working together with others in your community you’ll harness local support for cleaning up litter.
  • You’ll be taking action on an issue that you care about.
  • You’ll live in a nicer, cleaner and better looking environment after taking part in a few local litter picks.
  • By lobbying the relevant authorities though CPRE’s Stop the Drop campaign (see left) you’ll be taking action to improve your local area.
  • Taking part in local litter picks, you’ll be getting out there in the fresh air.
  • By taking part in education drives, with the local school for example, you’ll get to meet people from a cross-section of your neighbourhood.

Who are CleanupUK?

CleanupUK is a charity specialising in tackling the litter problem by supporting the activities of volunteer litter-collecting groups around the UK and helping new groups to form.

The charity was founded by George Monck in 2007. George is passionate about solving the litter problem and has picked up litter in many places around the UK. He’s travelled as far horizontally as the Shetland Isles and as far vertically as the top of Ben Nevis to do so.

CleanupUK is delighted to be partnering CPRE in the litteraction.org.uk website so that, as well as benefiting from a wealth of advice and information, volunteers have access to a powerful campaigning and lobbying force.

For more information, please visit the CleanupUK website at www.cleanupuk.org.uk


Who are CPRE?

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is one of the longest established and most respected environmental groups in England.CPRE aims to protect the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England.

Formed in 1926, CPRE is a powerful combination of effective local action and strong national campaigning.

It has over 60,000 members and supporters, a network of over 200 district groups and there’s a branch of CPRE in every English county, a group in every region, as well as a national office in London.

CPRE’s president is author Bill Bryson, a passionante anti-litter campaigner.

Visit CPRE’s website to find out more – www.cpre.org.uk


Why are CPRE and CleanupUK involved?

CPRE and CleanupUK are environmental charities with shared aims to tackle litter and fly-tipping.

Both organisations are passionate about solving the litter and fly-tipping problems currently blighting Britain’s countryside, cities, towns and villages.

CleanupUK is a charity specialising in supporting volunteer litter-collecting individuals and groups around the UK and helping new groups to form.

CPRE has 80 years’ experience of influential campaigning and lobbying work for the protection of our beautiful countryside.

Combined, the two charities' complementary expertise will help to make Britain a cleaner and tidier place.


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