The Great British September Clean, 11th – 27th September, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, is an opportunity to encourage residents to get out and tidy up their street or local area. This will help to improve the environment on their doorstep, eliminating litter, ending waste and creating great places for everyone. This year, following government guidelines, residents are being encouraged to:
- Organise a private clean-up with up to five other family and friends.
- Pledge to do your own individual clean-up, you can give as little as 15 minutes to the campaign.
Residents can visit the Keep Britain Tidy website to for more information, and to create an account to be able to log the date and location of their litter pick, as well as request free bags for their litter pick. This website will be collecting information about litter picks happening across the country, demonstrating the nationwide collective impact from each individual clean up.
If you want to borrow litter pickers from the Council or do more than just litter picking let us know. The Council will soon be restarting the Freshview scheme and can arrange activities with residents such as building on-street planters, tidying up disused land, painting fences and cutting back hedges.