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KFC Buckshaw Village Team Members Tidy Streets To Mark Launch Of Litter Cluck Down

On the 2nd June 2021, KFC UK & Ireland announced its latest commitment to tackle litter around Chorley with a set of new initiatives. Launched in celebration of its partnership with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, KFC’s latest litter initiatives will look to improve the wellbeing and future of the local community KFC is a part of.

Following the bank holiday, team members at KFC Buckshaw Village took to the streets and the local areas surrounding the restaurant to do a litter pick on Tuesday (1st June) to mark both the launch of the Great British Spring Clean and KFC’s newest commitments to tackling litter.

Team members were joined by Aidy Riggott, County Councillor for Euxton, Astley and Buckshaw and discussed the range of initiatives that KFC will be implementing. This includes the launch of a new consultation with local councils initially in five regions across England to roll out targeted, pilot programmes around alternative solutions to tackling litter and increasing local investment in addressing the problem.

With people spending more time closer to home in the past year, the impact of litter across high streets, retail sites, parks and other green spaces in the North-West has become an ever-increasing problem for local councils, businesses, and local communities. With this new approach, KFC UK and Ireland will look for ways to partner and work together with local councils and explore longer term and local solutions.

As part of these new initiatives, a dedicated mailbox has also been set up to answer issues and queries related to litter in the North-West which will provide the local community with direct access there and then to deal with ongoing litter problems around KFC restaurants. In addition, KFC is also introducing internal training for its 28,000 team members to increase their knowledge of the environmental impact of litter.

Commenting on the litter pick, Lynsey Galley, KFC Operations Leader for 1st Rate Investment UK said: “The day after Bank Holiday always leaves one big litter hangover, so what better way to launch our latest litter pledge than getting outdoors and joining the Great British Spring Clean to tidy local spaces.

We’ve always taken the issue of litter seriously, but, from today, we are going further on our commitments to tackling litter in Buckshaw and Chorley.

We have so much to be proud of at KFC but when I see our litter in the community, my heart sinks. We want to be part of the longer-term solution, and that’s why we’re looking forward to working closely with Lancashire County Council and the wider community to explore ways to keep spaces tidy in Chorley and the North-West region.”