Street Pride is a Civic Society initiative to mobilise 250,000 volunteers to clean up local streets and the environment has been launched around the country. Communities are being encourage to clean up and take pride in their roads, squares and precincts. Local campaigns in Oxford, Stamford, Wakefield and Salisbury are already forging ahead and making a difference.
The Prince of Wales is behind the scheme and believes it can make a huge difference to local lives. He told Civic Trusts around the country that “Out of adversity you now have an opportunity, if I may say so, to build something even stronger – a powerful community movement which can address the challenges of a fast-changing world and remain a steadfast champion of the fabric and character of our nation’s cities, towns and villages. Nowhere should be without its civic society and no one should be without the voice you can provide.”
Comedy actor and television presenter Griff Rhys Jones is the figurehead of the campaign which is backed by English Heritage.
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