West Norfolk calls for a month of Spring Cleaning

Cllr Ian Devereux and two BCKLWN staff members urge anyone who is interested to contact us for a free supply of Great British Spring Clean rubbish bags
Cllr Ian Devereux and two BCKLWN staff members urge anyone who is interested to contact us for a free supply of Great British Spring Clean rubbish bags

West Norfolk Council has backed a campaign to get people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March.

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.

TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is lending his support to the campaign, which is backed by the key anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful , Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.

Many other organisations will also be supporting the clean up including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPCA, as well as a range of businesses.

The borough will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ here in west Norfolk to help clear up the litter that blights our streets, parks and beaches.

Ian Devereux, borough council cabinet member for Environment, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and we encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part.

“We’re acting as a distribution point for the special Great British Spring Clean rubbish sacks, so if you’d like to organise a litter pick, contact us. We can provide your community group with a supply of the sacks, free of charge. But supplies are limited, so act quickly!”

Contact the council on 0800 253 2687 to arrange to collect a supply of GB Spring Clean rubbish sacks.