LoveYourForest anti-litter campaign
#LoveYourForest is an innovative anti-litter campaign which was first launched in the Forest of Dean in 2016 by environmental charity, Hubbub and Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS). Supported by the Forest of Dean District Council and the Forestry Commission the campaign aimed to highlight the issue of rural litter and look at innovative ways of encouraging those that drop litter to stop.
A pop-up convenience store (displaying items of collected litter), primary school visits, cigarette butt voting bins, roadside signage and 'communitrees' (faces made from litter and they displayed on trees throughout the district at litter hotspots) were just some of the activities undertaken in 2016.
What's happening in 2017
This year the campaign is gaining momentum with more partners - including Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism and Foresters' Forest - coming on board to help tackle this important issue.
Hubbub and LRS has launched the Trashconverter Van which has been touring the district, exchanging collected litter for rewards.
Forest of Dean District Council Car Window Sticker Competition
As a supporting partner and with a focus on roadside litter, the Forest of Dean District Council is running a car window sticker competition during June, July and August. To take part residents just need to pick up their free car window sticker and display it in their vehicle. Stickers can be found at a number of locations across the district. If you cannot find an outlet near you we would be happy to post you a sticker (simply call our customer services team on 01594 810000 or email email@example.com to request this).
Each week (from 12 June - 31 August 2017) a car displaying the sticker will be spotted at random with the winning registration plate(s) being published in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review to win a prize.
Winning car registration plates will also be posted on the Forest of Dean District Council Love Your Forest web page (see below) and on the Love Your Forest facebook page.
Digital editions of the Forest of Wye Valley Review can be viewed on their website.
Winning Number Plates:
|Week 1 Winner||V058 X0D||Family ticket for International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent|
|Week 1 Winner||RV06 XUN||Forestry Commission 'Discovery Pass'|
|Week 2 Winner||CX13 JKE||'Grill night' Meal for 2 at The Miners Arms, Whitecroft|
|Week 2 Winner||AK55 FDJ||Freedom Leisure family swim passes and 10-day gym pass|
|Week 3 Winner||CE64 ZPR||Taurus Crafts Voucher|
|Week 3 Winner||J225 ODD||Forestry Commission 'Discovery Pass'|
|Week 4 Winner||Y857 JCJ||3-night camping pitch at Bracelands|
|Week 4 Winner||BC53 HTE||Freedom Leisure family swim passes and 10-day gym pass|
|Week 5 Winner||W764 UKJ||Family ticket for Perrygrove Railway|
|Week 5 Winner||FP08 VZN||Forest of Dean Adventure's Climbing Tower|
|Week 6 Winner||P933 MBF||Beechenhurst Café Gift Voucher|
|Week 6 Winner||BF55 YSX||Freedom Leisure family swim passes and 10-day gym pass|
Are you a winner? To claim your prize please call the Forest of Dean District Council on 01594 810000 or email LYF@fdean.gov.uk. Proof of car ownership will be required.
We are also asking local fast food outlets to join the Love Your Forest campaign too!
If you serve takeaway food and drink, we also have stickers to pop on your containers as a gentle reminder to customers to dispose of their food wrap, cartons and cups in the bin when they have finished.
Fast food outlets interested in receiving stickers and supporting the campaign can contact the council on 01594 810000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 250 tonnes of litter are collected each year in the Forest of Dean. Whether it is the financial cost to the tax payer to clear it up, the harm to wildlife or how it detracts from our local environment and impacts on the local economy, litter affects us all. By supporting the Love Your Forest campaign you can help us take a stand against litter and keep the Forest of Dean a beautiful place to live, work and visit.