Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council backs Keep Britain Tidy’s million-mile mission to clean up the country.
Burnham and Highbridge leads the way as Keep Britain Tidy launches its Great British Spring Clean.
In the past 12 months, people have relied on the places close to home – the local park or beach – as somewhere to escape to, to exercise and to play.
Now, the Town Council has pledged its support for Keep Britain Tidy’s annual campaign and is asking all its residents to do their bit and clear up the litter that can blight these places as part of its Great British Spring Clean.
The campaign, which runs from 28 May – 13 June 2021, calls on the public to pledge to clean-up and help the charity achieve a million miles of litter-picking.
This year’s campaign comes as the charity has reported a massive increase in the number of people who have started litter-picking during the various lockdowns. It has seen the number of #LitterHeroes grow by a third in less than 12 months.
Please do not turn up without being registered because there will not be enough kit for you to use.
There are three different days with three different times, choose the best to suit you.
Friday 28th May 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday 2nd June 2pm- 4pm
Saturday 5th June 10am- 12pm
All equipment and Hi-Viz tabards will be provided by the Town Council. For safety reasons the organisers agreed that no-one under 18 could register this year as most of the areas to be litter picked will be on the Highway. This will be reviewed in future years.
All local schools will be notified of the Great British Spring Clean and they may wish to organise something with in their own locality and the Town Council will be happy to support in the supply of all necessary equipment.
Is there an area where you would like to see included in the litter picks, if so please email this to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great British Spring Clean, now in its sixth year, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep. In 2019, more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected just under a million bags of litter, weighing around 4,308 tons.
Supporter and participant, Town Councillor Chris Allen said “litter was a ‘blight’ on our environment but with our communities help to clean our streets and green spaces it can be enjoyed by all including helping our wildlife to live in safety”.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean would not be possible without the support of local authorities, including Burnham and Highbridge Town Council
“We have all spent a lot more time in our local area in the past year and have come to realise just how important our local park or green space is for our mental and physical health.
“We need to care for these spaces and the Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for everyone to take a small action that, collectively, can make a big difference.
“Whether you commit to do five minutes or five hours, every single pledge will help us reach our million-mile target and clear many tonnes of litter pollution from our environment.”
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