Calling all #litterheroes for the Great British Spring Clean

Communities in Charnwood are being encouraged to become #litterheroes and help give the borough a spring clean as part of a national tidy-up campaign.
The Great British Spring Clean is organised by Keep Britain Tidy and will be held across the country between Friday 22nd March and Tuesday 23rd April.
Charnwood Borough Council is hoping residents will get involved and organise events to tidy up local areas over the month-long campaign. The Council is offering to help projects by providing free litter-picking equipment and organising the collection of rubbish and recycling.
Groups could arrange litter picks or undertake any other tasks which will keep the borough looking tidy. The Council is also arranging its own litter picks in key areas.
The focus of this year’s campaign is to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic, but the Council is encouraging people to help remove as much general litter from the community, recycling as much as possible.
People are being urged to get in touch as soon as possible as the Council has a limited amount of equipment available.
The Council is being supported by partners Idverde which manages the Council’s parks and green spaces, and Serco, which runs the refuse, recycling and street cleansing service.
Schools are being asked to also get involved by taking part in the Great Big School Clean. Keep Britain Tidy is offering schools that take part the chance to win £1,000 worth of school equipment.
Individuals and groups are being asked to register their events at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk.
If you think the Council could support your event by supplying some litter picking equipment, please email [email protected].