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Grantham urged to join national clean-up campaign

A litter pick by members of Network Rail and Virgin Trains in 2016 to clean up the pedetrian tunnel near Grantham station.
A litter pick by members of Network Rail and Virgin Trains in 2016 to clean up the pedetrian tunnel near Grantham station.

Residents in Grantham are being asked to help litter pick efforts across the district as part of a nationwide campaign called ‘The Great British Spring Clean’.

The initiative runs from Friday, March 3, to Sunday, March 5, and aims to inspire people to take action and enjoy a few hours litter picking or making pathways and public areas cleaner.

Community groups, businesses, parish councils and individuals in Grantham, Marston, Dry Doddington and Westborough are already planning picks, with South Kesteven District Council providing litter pickers, gloves and hi-vis vests.

It will build on the successful ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign which ran on the same weekend in 2016 and attracted 250,000 participants nationwide.

SKDC’s executive member for environment Councillor Nick Craft said: “The organisers of the litter picks are asking people to take just a short time out of their weekend to join a local clean-up effort or pick litter in their own neighbourhood.

“Week in week out the council litter picks across the district but it’s great when communities and individuals take time to look after their own areas too. Why not join an effort or create your own litter pick between March 3 and 5 to spring clean your neighbourhood?”

For more information visit www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

Or to volunteer to join the efforts or arrange your own community litter pick email pr@southkesteven.gov.uk


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