Ashfield District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.
The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and clean up the country.
TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is lending his support to the campaign, which is backed by the key anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful , Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.
Many other organisations will also be supporting the clean up including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPCA, as well as a range of businesses.
Ashfield District Council will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter that blights our streets, parks and beaches.
Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend over £700 million on street cleaning services every year.
To take part in the campaign and set up your own clean up event visit www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk
Groups can approach the Community Action Officers in your area for support and for a supply of the branded bags in the following ways:
Hucknall - Gill Brookes 01623 457300
Kirkby - John Tattersfield 01623 457091 (Wed-Fri)
Rurals - Gillian Welch 01643 457535
Sutton - Donna Mellar 01623 457451 or Julie Wright 01623 457249 (Mon-Tue)
Sally Fennell 01623 457092 (Tue-Thu) or via Customer Services on 01623 450000