Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017. This event will take place on Saturday 4th March between 10am and 12am.
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.
The campaign is backed by 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.
Royal Sutton Coldfield Town 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 and parks.
Councillor Maria Hewett said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and we encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part.
The Wylde Green neighbourhood forum have established a strong track record of organising litter picks in their local community. Councillor Terry Wood said: “Litter picks are a great way to get the community involved in making a difference to their local area, as they provide an opportunity to bring old and young together in a positive way.“
The Town Council would like to hear from you, let us know which areas in Royal Sutton Coldfield you think need to be cleaned up. We would be delighted to help you organise a clean-up and can supply refuse sacks and equipment as well as arranging for the collection and disposal of the litter collected.
To take part in the campaign please Natalia Gorman 0121 6631765 or
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.