Residents help keep Charnwood tidy during Great British Spring Clean

Residents and groups across Charnwood took part in scores of litter picks supported by the borough council’s spring clean giveaway.


The Council gave away 300 litter picking packs to individuals and organisations so they could take part in Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.


The Council also arranged for its waste partner Serco to pick up litter bags collected by local groups.


Over the past few weeks, the litter picks have taken place and many residents have shared photos of their handy work with us.


Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the Council’s lead member for waste, said: “We were so pleased to see so many residents wanting to help keep Charnwood clean by registering their interest in receiving a litter picking kit.


“It has been fantastic to see all of your hard work and I would just like to say thank you for helping make sure our borough looks its best.


“This scheme is a great initiative to help get people and families outside and doing something that helps the community and the planet.”


The Council supported litter picks in a host of villages and towns across Charnwood including Anstey, Birstall and Loughborough.


Charnwood resident Faye Shaw, was one of many who hosted their own litter pick with Teddy Shaw, Herbie Shaw, Hayley Godfrey, Mark Godfrey, Isla Godfrey and Freya Godfrey. As a group they managed to pick three bags of litter in Wymeswold.


Faye said: “We were so pleased to learn that we received litter picking kits as part of the Great British Spring Clean.


“The children loved trying to look for the most usual piece of litter and it was a great way to keep the kids entertained, whilst doing our bit for the environment.


“They can’t wait for us to get out again and are already planning the next bit of hedgerow to hit for picking.” 


The Great British Spring Clean returned for its seventh year and Keep Britain Tidy’s message is simple, join its #BigBagChallenge and pledge to pick up as much litter as you can during the campaign.


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