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Why not go green with our spring clean?

Northumberland County Council is backing a national campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

With a climate emergency declared in the county, the council is keen for everyone to do their bit to help create a greener and cleaner planet.

The Great British Spring Clean is all about showing you care about the environment on your doorstep, as well as making a positive impact by clearing litter pollution from your local street, park or beach.

Promoted by Keep Britain Tidy, the Spring Clean runs from 20th March to 13th April. To find out more about the campaign, see what’s happening in your area and register your event visit 

Last year, more than 560,000 people took part across the country and in 2020 organisers are aiming to get 600,000 Litter Heroes out and 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.

The council is once again encouraging and supporting groups, individuals and their own staff and councillors who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter from streets, parks and beaches.

Officers will be on hand to give advice, and essential equipment can be loaned to groups who want to collect litter.

The council also wants to see and share residents’ litter pic photos. These can be shared with us by tagging us in on Twitter @N_LandCouncil with the hashtag #NlandSpringClean 

Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for the environment and local services, said: ‘We are rightly proud of our beautiful county and we are determined to do all we can to keep it that way.

“It’s more important than ever we all do our bit to keep Northumberland clean and tidy and we want to encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part in the spring clean.

“I’ve already encouraged my fellow local councillors to become involved and help join events in the county.

“We can offer equipment, waste collection and all the advice and guidance that groups might need.  Together we can make a real difference and clean up the environment on our doorsteps.”
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