Do you want to clear up somewhere in your local area? Bath & North East Somerset Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Community Clear Up Days to mark the beginning of spring.
The Council and Keep Britain Tidy are encouraging individuals and community groups to get involved on March 20 and 21, and is lending out gloves, bags, tabards and litter pickers, as well as providing advice and safety tips.
Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’, backed by the Government, that aims to spruce up the country’s high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks.
Cllr David Dixon, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Our street cleansing teams work very hard to keep Bath and North East Somerset as a clean and attractive place to live, and we have many fantastic community groups who support us with this, helping to spruce up their own areas.
The Community Clear Up Days are great opportunity for communities to come together and help clean up their own neighbourhoods.”
The Council’s Waste Campaigns Team is planning to support the event by carrying out a litter pick in Keynsham to kick start the event on Wednesday March 18.
If you are interested in taking part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41.
The Council can also help publicise your event on its website (www.bathnes.gov.uk/wasteservices) and Keep Britain Tidy are supporting the event with a variety of resources. For more information on the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign please go to http://www.keepbritaintidy.org
While we are on the subject the Virtual Museum thinks it time someone picked up the rubbish either side of the Batheaston By-pass. There is plastic everywhere. Anyone spotted throwing rubbish from a car window should be immediately reported and fined. If only there was a mechanism to do this.