We're backing the brand new national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.
How to get involved
To take part, register on the campaign website where you can find details of local events or advertise your own Great British Spring Clean event to get more people involved.
Great British Spring Clean
How we'll help with your event
Contact us with the time and date of your litter pick. We'll arrange with you a suitable time to deliver litter picking equipment and rubbish bags and where you should leave them when you're finished. We'll collect everything at the end of the day. Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 303 8884.
What we're doing locally to clean up the borough
We've invested additional funds into keeping the borough tidy, and there's a big clean-up campaign to make a real difference to where you live in 5 different ways:
1. Deep cleaning the town centre
Say goodbye to graffiti and chewing gum. We've got special removal machines that will be used to keep your town centre cleaner.
2. Removing fly-tipping, litter and rubbish
Dedicated teams will be out and about removing fly-tipping, litter and emptying bins.
Report littering or fly-tipping.
3. Dealing with dog poo
Environmental Enforcement Officers are out and about encouraging dog owners to pick up after their pets. Dog owners caught dog fouling will be landed with an on the spot fine of £75.
Report dog fouling.
4. Greening borough gateways
Green spaces on arterial routes in and out of the borough have been earmarked for a makeover. Over the coming months these will be trimmed, cleared and planted with new improved floral displays.
5. Maintaining green spaces
Parks, gardens and other green spaces will be trimmed, cleared of rubbish and planted with new floral displays.
Why the Great British Spring Clean?
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.
The brand new Great British Spring Clean campaign rolls out for the first time this year, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and clean up the country. It encourages and supports groups and individuals who want to 'do their bit' to help clear up the litter that blights our streets, parks and beaches.
Many organisations are supporting the clean up including the Women's Institute, the National Trust and the RSPCA, as well as a range of businesses.