Council supports Keep Britain Tidy's campaign for Great Spring Clean

26 May 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council is promoting Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign and its Love Your Streets initiative is supporting clean-up events across the borough.

Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign, which runs from 28 May to 13 June, encourages residents and community groups to get involved by pledging to give their neighbourhoods a thorough clean-up.

The Council’s ASIST officers (Area Streets Information and Solutions Team) has prepared a toolkit for individuals and groups of no more than 30 to arrange clean-up events in their communities.

The toolkit, which is available throughout the year not just during the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, includes litter-picking grabbers, bags and full instructions for the collection of filled bags, etc.  A jet washing machine is also available.  To boost recycling, groups are asked to sort rubbish into different bags depending on whether it is plastic or general waste.

If you would like to make use of the toolkit to make a difference in your area, please email the ASIST officers on yourstreets@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.  

You can pledge your support of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign on their website.  The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “It’s wonderful that so many groups and individuals have already organised litter-picking events and clean-ups in their communities to join this campaign.  

“I’ll be helping to start off this year’s Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean by litter-picking in Ellesmere Port town centre later this week.  Littering just isn’t acceptable, we all need to play our part by putting our rubbish in a bin or taking it home if one isn’t available.

“I’m pleased we are able to promote the use of the toolkit through our Love Your Streets initiative to help individuals and groups make a difference in their area.  I’m looking forward to hearing about the results achieved across the borough.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the large number of volunteers who regularly litter-pick across west Cheshire – people of all ages are getting involved to help keep their communities looking clean and tidy.”

The Council’s social media channels will be showcasing some of the events taking place across the borough over the next two weeks.  Find out more about Love Your Streets on the Council’s website.
 

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