Horsham District Council is backing a national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy to get half a million people out and about this springtime, helping to keep their local communities litter free as part of The Great British Spring Clean.
This campaign was rolled out for the first time last year when we were delighted to support over 14 Horsham District parishes and community groups who agreed to get involved. Due to its success nationwide, the Great British Spring Clean will now be an annual national spring clean event, taking place this year from 2 to 4 March, helping to bring people together and clean up the country.
Once again parishes and communities are being encouraged to take part. The Council will be supporting groups who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter through its Adopt a Street initiative, providing litter picking equipment, health and safety advice and extra promotional support.
Cllr Philip Circus, Cabinet Member for Waste, Recycling and Cleansing at Horsham District Council said: ‘We are delighted to once again support this community action campaign and we encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part and join the national army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it. Research has shown that when an area is kept clean and tidy this in itself acts as a deterrent, discouraging people from dropping more litter. I would urge as many of you as possible to come forward and get involved.”
Each month Horsham District Council clears around 14 tonnes of litter and fly tips from public land and streets across the district.
Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England spending over £700 million on street cleaning services every year.
To find out more about the campaign and what is taking place across the Horsham District visit https://www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/adopt-a-street/the-great-british-spring-clean
To find out about our Adopt a Street initiative, now supported by over 3,000 local community heroes across the District, visit https://www.horsham.gov.uk/bins/adopt-a-street