Back for its eighth year, the Great British Spring Clean is the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign and Rutland County Council are encouraging residents, Parishes, schools and businesses to get involved.
The Great British Spring Clean and Great Big School Clean 2023 will take place from 17 March to 2 April, and you can pledge to pick up a bag of litter – or more – now!
You can choose to pledge as an individual, a group or a school by going to www.keepbritaintiday.co.uk and Rutland County Council will support those that join by providing litter picking equipment and collecting all of the litter that has been collected.
Last year, an army of amazing #LitterHeroes pledged to pick nearly half a million bags of litter across the country and Keep Britain Tidy are hoping that together we can continue the amazing work and clean up the local places and spaces we love.
This year the campaign will be focusing on the pride the #LitterHeroes have for their local community.
Rutland County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Rosemary Powell, said:
‘We are extremely lucky to have so many beautiful spaces in Rutland and everyone deserves a community that they can be proud of. Litter picking is a simple action that anyone can do that makes an immediate difference to an area, so we are hoping that many people in Rutland get involved in the Great British Spring Clean.
‘Please contact our Environmental Team and they can help provide you with the litter picking equipment on a first come, first serve basis and will organise to collect and dispose of the litter that you have picked’