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Rushcliffe supports the Great British Spring Clean

5 April 2019

Rushcliffe Borough Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean that aims to further clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.

Great British Spring Clean

The campaign, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy until April 23, will see up to half a million people taking action in the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign.

It brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment in communities and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.

In Rushcliffe, town and parish councils have now been contacted to spread the message to groups and individuals to organise litter picks to support the effort with all the necessary equipment available from ground maintenance contractors Streetwise Environmental Services Limited.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks said: “We have written to all town and parish councils and are keen to work with them on any joint litter picks or to clean up untidy public areas.

“We know many local groups already run fantastic regular efforts in their part of the Borough but we now want even more people to get involved as part of this dedicated few weeks of action.

“We are happy to supply litter pickers and bags and our contractor Streetwise will arrange for any waste collected to be removed.

“Streetwise will also be carrying out additional cleansing of the main high streets in our town centres as part of the campaign. If anyone wants to get involved please contact Streetwise on 0115 914 8408 or email streetwise@streetwiseenvironmental.co.uk

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference.

“We are delighted that Rushcliffe Borough Council is supporting this year’s campaign and would like to thank them for their support.

“Without councils across the country giving the campaign their backing, our volunteers would not be able to do the incredible job they do.”

To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org