Some fantastic Stockport community groups have registered to litter pick for the Great British Spring Clean. There is still plenty of time for individuals, groups, schools and businesses to sign up for this campaign.
Stockport Council is backing the Great British Spring Clean to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities on 3-5 March 2017.
If you wish to set up your own clean up visit the main campaign website at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk.
Volunteers are being asked to email the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm they’d like to take part, to arrange the collection of litter pickers and sacks and to agree a collection point for the filled sacks.
Solutions SK, the Council’s street cleansing contractor, will be collecting filled litter sacks on 6th March from pre-agreed locations.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to many local groups and Councillors who have already volunteered to take part in a litter pick across Stockport. If you haven’t, there’s still time — grab your gloves, get your cleaning gear on and take part in the Great British Spring Clean this March.”
Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend over £700 million on street cleaning services every year.
Find out more and sign up to the Great British Spring Clean at Stockport Council