Council urges residents to join the Great British Spring Clean campaign
28 Feb 2017 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
Northumberland County Council is backing a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities this weekend and is calling on volunteers to come along and get involved.
The council has organised litter-pick events in Alnwick, Hexham, Ashington and North Seaton which will all start at 10 am and finish at noon this Friday, 3 March.
The clean-ups will take place in :
Hexham - meet on Maiden's Walk near to junction with Allen Drive
Alnwick - meet outside Alnwick News shop on Upper Barresdale
Ashington - colliery rows between Milburn Road and Hawthorn Road - meet on Milburn Road close to entrance to Central First School.
North Seaton - Paddock Woods North Seaton Roundabout to Woodhorn round about meet at woods near to North Seaton roundabout.
Launched this year, The Great British Spring Clean is a national clean-up weekend running from 3-5 March.
TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is lending his support to the campaign, which is backed by anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.
Northumberland County Councillor Ian Swithenbank, cabinet member for local services said:
“ The spring clean is a great chance for people to work together to help improve their neighbourhoods. We are urging residents to spare just a couple of hours of their time on Friday and come out and get involved. ”
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.
There are also a number of other neighbourhood clean-ups taking place across the county and the council will be also be supporting these by providing litter pickers, hi-visibility vests, gloves, and rubbish bags and picking up the refuse afterwards. For more information contact email@example.com