West Lindsey District Council is backing a new campaign to get half a million people out and about helping to clean up their local communities in March 2017.
The council is encouraging and supporting groups and individuals across the district to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up litter - be in in street, parks orthe countryside.
The ‘Great British Spring Clean’ campaign is being rolled out for the first time this year with a view that it could become an annual event.
The campaign boasts star-studded support from Steve Backshall, a television wildlife presenter and firm favourite among younger viewers.
The campaign is also backed by key anti-litter charities such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Marine Conservation Society.
WLDC Councillor Jessie Milne, vice chairman of the council and volunteer champion, has welcomed the initiative.
She said: “Litter remains a huge problem across the county, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend more than £700 million on street cleaning services every year.
“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to get behind the initiative.
“So pull on your gloves and grab those litter bags - let’s get spring off to a great clean start!”
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