March 2nd – 4th
Over the last two years, many in the Corsham Community Area have joined others across Wiltshire to participate in the annual litter picks resulting in more than 30 tonnes of litter being collected.
Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards have shortlisted Wiltshire, recognising the work that has gone on. The shortlisting is based on the evidence of the strong community spirit that prevails, which was clearly demonstrated last year on the weekend of the 2017 Great British Spring Clean. More than 3,200 volunteers took part in litter picks across the county, giving up their time to help make their communities a better place to live. In all, 152 litter picks took place with the volunteers collecting 3,025 bags of rubbish, with 18.15 tonnes collected in total.
Wiltshire Council have just started to launch phase two of the Clean Up Wilts campaign. The campaign, which was launched last October, focused on targeting fly-tipping across the county as its first phase. The campaign will now focus on litter from food-on-the-go, chewing gum and cigarette butts and community litter picks as part of supporting the national Great British Spring Clean, which takes place on the weekend of 2 to 4 March (2018)
This is an excellent opportunity to make your local area an even better place to live and get to know others around you. I am aware that some groups have been holding litter picks throughout the year and we are extremely grateful to those who are giving up their time in this way
Can your neighbourhood, business, school or organisation come together for a couple of hours and join the thousands of others across Wiltshire over the weekend of the 2nd to 4th March?
As normal, we can provide all equipment, offer advice and arrange for bags to be collected. If you are able to join in or want to find out more, please contact Richard Rogers