Stockport Council is backing the Great British Spring Clean – a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.
The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and clean up the country.
As part of its support, the Council is seeking volunteers to organise or take part in a litter-pick.
Groups can sign up and register – they will then be able to collect litter sacks from the Council.
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: “The Great British Spring Clean is about encouraging everyone to work together to make our local environment a cleaner and pleasanter place to be. We’re delighted to be taking part and hope the event will bring people together to tackle an issue that many local residents care passionately about”.
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.
Jacqueline Shalks, Customer Relations Engagement Manager, said: “We are passionate and committed about building relationships with local communities. The Great British Spring Clean gives us the perfect opportunity to work with the Stockport community and to spread awareness of the damaging effect litter is having on our environment and localities.”