Town & Coun­try

Country Life Every Week - - Contents - Edited by An­nun­ci­ata Wal­ton

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

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