Spruce up your neighbourhood this spring

Following the recent advice from the government about ceasing non essential travel and contact, Keep Britain Tidy has taken the decision to postpone the Great British Spring Clean campaign until 11 -27 September 2020.

For further information on this, please visit Keep Britain Tidy

The Joint Waste Team covering Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks District councils, has once again pledged its support for this year's Great British Spring Clean, a campaign run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The campaign, which runs from 20 March to 13 April, will see up to 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.

Last year we supported 38 events organised by parish councils, community groups and environmental groups took place in Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks districts, involving 1100 volunteers who collected over 2500 bags of rubbish! The Waste team is keen to encourage local initiatives and help to keep communities litter-free by lending long-handled litterpicks and providing rubbish sacks. We will also provide free collection of picked and bagged litter, but need litter pick organisers to inform us prior to their event so that we can agree a collection point.

South Bucks District Councillor and portfolio holder for Environment Luisa Sullivan says: "We have a litter picking crew in South Bucks tackling litter hotspots but we can always use extra help. If you have some community spirit and a couple of hours free to engage, please support the campaign and help us Spring Clean and stop litter from spoiling our environment and ruining our rural green district.

"Some volunteer groups and associations currently hold regular tidy ups and it's a really positive way to bring residents together in communities. It can also be great fun! I find it very therapeutic and rewarding, and also a good chance to chat with fellow volunteers. The benefits of some outside community activity, working together are also beneficial to our mental well-being. Being part of this event can not only tidy our communities but can bring people together too.''

If you would like to take part in this year's Great British Spring Clean campaign, please register your event at Keep Britain Tidy and request your equipment via our Community litter pick pages.

If you have any queries, please contact Carla Shepherd, Waste Project Officer carla.shepherd@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

To sign up to host a clean-up, to find a clean-up near you or to pledge to pick visit Keep Britain Tidy