South Kesteven District Council is appealing for organisations, businesses and volunteers to join them in a ‘Community Clear-Up’ day in Grantham.
The council is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s first national spring clean on Saturday, March 21. In Grantham, a two-hour litter pick is being co-ordinated, starting at 10am in Wyndham Park.
SKDC is asking volunteers to give as little or as much time as they can to help the effort, or volunteer to pick litter near their homes or businesses. Volunteers will be provided with litter-pickers and bags, and collection of all rubbish will be arranged. So if you live in a nearby village and want to spruce it up, register your interest with SKDC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org call 01476 406080 or tweet @southkesteven using the hashtag #clearupday
The campaign recognises that there are already many community and corporate groups around the country involved in regular litter-picking activities. It hopes to encourage other groups – great and small – to help end the scourge of litter.
SKDC’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Councillor John Smith said: “The ‘Love South Kesteven and hate litter’ campaign is among the tools to help educate residents about the need to drive down the £1.1 million annual clear-up costs of litter and fly-tipping in the district.
“We know there are several volunteer efforts that already regularly meet and give up their time do to clear areas of litter in the district. We thank them for their continued dedication and now ask other members of the community and businesses to join us on March 21 to help keep the district clean, green and healthy.”