Town & Country
Join Keep Britain Tidy for the Great British Spring Clean
LAST year, 250,000 people pitched in to help with COUNTRY LIFE’S Clean for The Queen campaign. Now, the charity Keep Britain Tidy, our partner in the original event, plans to inspire twice as many to participate in its biggest clean-up yet, the Great British Spring Clean.
Over the weekend of March 3–5, volunteers will do their best to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline. So far, the initiative has the support of almost 400 English, Scottish and Welsh local authorities and some 700 events are registered on the website. A further 150 councils are also registered, along with 670 schools. As well as COUNTRY LIFE, partners include the RSPB, the Marine Conservation Society, Harrogate Spring Water, Coca Cola, Costa, the CPRE and the RSPCA.
‘We know that more than 50% of people are concerned about the appearance of their local area, so we want them to feel that they can do something about it and they are not alone in caring,’ explains Allison Ogden-newton, Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive. ‘If 500,000 people help us pick litter for just two hours each, our country will benefit from one million hours of clean-up care.’
To get involved, visit www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk