THURROCK Council is once again backing a national campaign to get half a million people out and about tidying up their local communities between 2 and 4 March 2018.
The Great British Spring Clean is the UK’s largest ever community clean up and Thurrock Council is supporting groups who want to take part this year.
Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Aaron Watkins said: “Our commitment to the ‘Clean it, Cut it, Fill it’ campaign continues to make many streets and town centres tidier. This weekend-long event will build on our Clean it, Cut it, Fill it achievements, for example, our street cleaners filling almost 70,000 bags with litter that had not been put in bins between April 2017 and January 2018.
“We recently announced we will be spending half a million extra on our Clean It, Cut It part of our flagship programme because these are the things that are most important to residents. The totals being invested also include £250,000 on anti-social behaviour challenges such as graffiti and vandalism.
“The Great British Spring Clean is about communities working together to clean up the litter that ruins our landscape. We’re delighted to be taking part and bringing people together in areas including Grays beach and Purfleet to tackle an issue which many residents care passionately about.”
Thurrock Council will provide groups with litter pickers and rubbish bags. Groups that collect rubbish will receive thank you certificates. Staff from the Council’s environment team will visit town centres across the borough to help. Bulky waste, such as mattresses, will not be collected but can be taken to Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre.
To register your interest and more information visit thurrock.gov.uk/springclean.