Get involved with the Big Spring Clean
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Supporting the national Love Where You Live campaign, we are looking for people to join us in taking action against litter – cleaning up our neighbourhoods and open spaces. The national campaign is open to anyone – individuals, parish councils, schools, local businesses, voluntary groups, conservation groups, scouts, brownies, church groups, youth groups and any other groups who want to get involved.
Many groups are already taking part in voluntary clean-ups during the year, but the Big Spring Clean gives local people the chance to play an important part in a bigger, co-ordinated campaign. South Gloucestershire Council will provide volunteers with free bin bags, gloves, litter pickers and hoops, plus will collect and dispose of the rubbish/recycling.
Last year around 60 groups took part in the Big Spring Clean, with over 2000 helpers volunteering to improve the local environment. This is an excellent opportunity to improve on the success of previous years, build community spirit and give your local area a spring clean in time for the summer months.
Alison Richards, South Gloucestershire Council’s Street Cleansing Coordinator, told us “For several years a number of regular groups have participated in the Big Spring Clean – giving their time to help keep clean areas which are important to them. We also welcome new groups to sign up, and can offer them help and support in organising an event.”
Cllr Claire Young, Chair of Communities Committee, said: “The Big Spring Clean gives residents the opportunity to work together to make a difference to their local area, whilst enjoying some fresh air and exercise, and helping to bring local communities together.”
The closing date for registration is 22 February, and application forms are available to download from www.southglos.gov.uk/bigspringclean along with further information on the campaign.
Alternatively contact Cath James on StreetCleansing@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 865893.
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