07 Feb 2018

Great British Spring Clean

The Isle of Wight Council is backing the national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local community.

The Great British Spring Clean campaign, led by Keep Britain Tidy, takes place between 2 and 4 March 2018 and the council, in partnership with Amey, will be supporting a number of litter picks with a supply of clear sacks and waste collection services.

If you are part of an organisation or have formed a group to take part in this event, please email: waste.contract@iow.gov.uk providing further details of a lead contact name and email, dates and the location where your litter pick will take place. The first 15 groups to contact the council will receive the sacks and waste collection.

“Teams from the council, Island Roads and Amey have signed up already and we would love some more anti-litter heroes to join us and help keep our beautiful Island clean. We know there are lots of groups already planning on getting involved and we are keen to highlight their great work and support them,” said Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.

“I hope groups from across the Island will sign up to clean their community and help make sure unsightly and potentially harmful fly tip and litter is reduced. We want to send the message to thoughtless fly tippers and litter louts that we are taking our landscape back to clean and green”.

Paul Southall, Amey Isle of Wight account director, said: ”Amey are delighted to be involved in this year’s Great British Spring Clean and we’re looking forward to getting involved and helping the community with litter picks. We all need to do our bit to help reduce the litter blighting our country. People need to think before they throw and be more responsible with our precious landscape.”

The Isle of Wight Council will continue to monitor fly tipping areas identified and will prosecute culprits.

The council will be promoting the Great British Spring Clean through its website and social media, as well as publicising any litter picks taking place. The aim is to encourage as many people as possible to join litter picks across the Island.

The council has registered with Keep Britain Tidy and will be updating their website with all Island based events once they are confirmed.

The national campaign is organised by Keep Britain Tidy and there are lots of useful tools and information to help event organisers on their website at: www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean  

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  • The Great British Spring Clean campaign, led by Keep Britain Tidy, takes place between 2 and 4 March 2018.
  • The council, with Amey, will be supporting a number of litter picks with a supply of clear sacks and waste collection services.
 
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