Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Litter Heroes assemble across the Borough for Great British Spring Clean campaign

  • Nation's biggest mass-action environmental campaign returns
  • Council will support by providing litter picking equipment

Back for its eighth year, the Great British Spring Clean encourages people across the country to make a difference in the local community and work together to tackle the areas where litter has not been disposed of responsibly.

The Great British Spring Clean is taking place from 17 March to 2 April, and West Lancashire Borough Council are inviting residents to make the pledge to pick up a bag of litter – or more – today!

You can choose to pledge as an individual, a group or a school by going to the Keep Britain Tidy website.

West Lancashire Borough 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. 

Councillor Jennifer Wilkie, portfolio holder for Street Scene, said: “By pledging to pick up just one bag of litter, we can all support the local community, our green spaces and show our willingness to look after our planet."

"We are extremely lucky to have some beautiful outdoor spaces in West Lancashire. When we all do our bit to make a difference to our area, we can make sure everyone has a community that they can be proud of, so we are hoping that many people in West Lancashire get involved in the Great British Spring Clean."

KBT have put together a beginners’ guide to litter picking, which covers everything a ‘litter hero’ would need to get started. This includes choosing the right spot, keeping safe, knowing how to access bags and the necessary equipment and tips on how to organise their own litter picking event. The Council will arrange to pick up any rubbish that is collected.

Picking up even one bag of litter can bring lots of benefits like reducing risks to wildlife and boosting our community spirit, and the Environmental Enforcement team are looking for #LitterHeroes to help give the Borough a spruce-up ready for spring. If residents would like to get involved as an individual, with a community group or local school, they can contact the Enforcement team at Street.SceneOfficers@westlancs.gov.uk to request equipment.



For more information on this media release please contact us at comms.team@westlancs.gov.uk.

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