The Great British Spring Clean is back this September!

Published: 10 August 2020

Council House at night

Earlier this year, the Great British Spring Clean was postponed as lockdown measures came into place to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Now, the event is back and kicks off (with some changes) from Friday 11 September.

In March, over 680,000 volunteers had signed up to support the spring time event and help rid their local area of litter.

So, what are we doing and how can residents get involved with the Great British September Clean?

Pledge to pick

Anyone can get involved by pledging to pick on the Keep Britain Tidy website. You can give as much or as little time as you like and simply head out and pick up litter whilst walking the dog or walking to school.

Organise a clean up

Get together with like minded friends and family (up to a group of 6) and hold a clean-up event of your own. It could be part of a trip to your local park with a picnic!

Here at Derby City Council, we will be rearranging some of the events we had organised earlier this year. Although the events won’t be as big as we had planned, we will still be transforming and cleaning up local areas across the city. We’ll be sharing details of our events in the coming weeks so keep checking back.

Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride said:

Whether it’s at the side of roads, in parks or on the street, no one wants to see litter in their local area. Most people do the right thing and put their rubbish in the bin but sadly, some don’t and that poor behaviour has become more apparent in recent months. We won’t tolerate littering in our city and our Public Protection Officers are out and about and will issue fines to anyone caught littering. I’d encourage everyone who cares about their local area to get involved and pledge to pick or host an event.

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