Greenwich

Greenwich champions needed for Great British Spring Clean

Published Monday, 20 February 2017

We want individuals, communities and schools to come together and litter-pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

The Great British Spring Clean, from 3 to 5 March, is a campaign with one simple ambition: to bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our local areas.

The Royal Borough is especially calling on children to take part in a clean-up of their local area or our 'Did you know?' poster competition. Every child who takes part in either activity will receive a badge.

We are working hard to drive out littering and this is a great way to encourage residents to either participate in a litter pick near them or organise their own in the local community with help from the Council.

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "The Great British Spring Clean provides a great opportunity for residents, schools and local businesses to rally together and deliver a litter free borough. It also provides a valuable chance to promote our Environment Champions scheme and the hard work of volunteers working with us all year round to tackle littering, fly-tipping and enviro-crime."

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This is a great opportunity for our enthused young people to participate in an exciting, national anti-littering campaign. We will be working closely with our schools on a range of exciting activities throughout the Great British Spring Clean event to re-emphasise our collective commitment to caring for the environment."

Sign up for updates and register your local spring clean litter-pick at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

For more information about the Royal Borough’s Environment Champions Scheme, please visit www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/environmentchampions or call 020 8921 3356.

ENDS

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Notes to editors

For more information on the Great British Spring clean, visit www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

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