Pick me up before you go-go!

A parody of a 1980s Wham! classic heads a striking anti-litter campaign launched by Folkestone & Hythe District Council this week.


The fun and catchy take on Wake Me Up Before You Go Go aims to persuade people to put their litter in a bin or take it home after they've visited the district's beaches and parks.

Children from a local performing arts group, NEON, star in a music video of the re-worded Pick Me Up Before You Go Go and some brave council staff gave up their lunch break to make a cameo appearance. Singing drinks cans also have a starring role.

And bright 1980s-style posters and billboards will be appearing across the town to back-up the message that leaving litter is a no-no.

It would be great if everyone could get behind this campaign and start singing along too - maybe even make their own video.
The more people who support it, the greater the chance of the message hitting home - and less litter being left behind. Councillor Stuart Peall, Cabinet Member for the Environment

Council teams work hard to keep the district clean and litter-free.  Extra staff, bins and vehicles were brought in over the summer to help keep pace with increased demand, but Cllr Peall said we all had a role to play.

We need everyone to do their bit too. If you've enjoyed yourself on one of our fantastic beaches or in our parks or gardens, please put your litter in a bin or take it home. Pick it up before you go go!Cllr Stuart Peall

Published on 24 July 2018