Take part in Great British Spring Clean

Northumberland County Council is backing a flagship campaign to get up to half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities this March.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 25 February, 2018, 07:19
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The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: To bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.

Running from March 2 to 4, and promoted by Keep Britain Tidy, the Great British Spring Clean wants to inspire people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

The council will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to do their bit to help clear up the litter.

To loan equipment, email nicola.wardle@northumberland.gov.uk or phone 01670 622997 by February 23.

Officers will be on hand to give advice, and essential equipment can be loaned to groups who want to collect litter. Council teams can also arrange to pick up the bagged waste afterwards.

An ‘environmental prize’ that supports community clean up activity will be offered by the council to the group which collects the most litter during the Great British Spring Clean weekend, with their prize presented at the annual Love Northumberland awards.

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Last year’s winners received a Superbin, a large steel litter bin with a storage compartment for volunteers litter picking equipment.

Coun Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for the environment and local services, said: “We are justifiably proud of our beautiful county and are determined to keep it that way.

“We are delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part.

“We can offer equipment, waste collection and all the advice and guidance that groups might need. Together we can make a real difference and clean up the environment on our doorsteps.”

To find out more about campaign, and register your event visit www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk