Hambleton's Great British Spring Clean
Published on Thursday, 16th March 2017
Hambleton District Council is delighted that over the first weekend of March, staff, Councillors and residents turned out to clean up areas across the district in support of the national Great British
Altogether, across the UK up to half a million people have been out and about clearing up the places they love as part of a wider campaign to rid the country of litter.
The campaign, backed by wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and organisations including Keep Britain Tidy, the Women’s Institute, the RSPCA and a range of other organisation and businesses has resulted in the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.
Community litter picks took place in Northallerton, Leeming Bar, Alne and Stokesley resulting in 124 sacks of rubbish being collected. Further community litter picking events are taking place later this month in Tholthorpe, East Cowton and Stillington.
“The Great British Spring Clean inspired people to volunteer a few hours to get outdoors and pick up some of the litter that surrounds us and blights the areas where we live,” said Councillor Stephen Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling.
“We were delighted to participate alongside so many willing volunteers who all played their bit in helping make Hambleton a cleaner place to live.”