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NBBC is backing the "Great British Spring Clean"

Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017

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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities during 3 days in March 2017, from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th.

The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in March 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and clean up the country.

TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is lending his support to the campaign, which is backed by the key anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.

Many other organisations will also be supporting the clean up including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPCA, as well as a range of businesses.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will be encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter that blights our streets and parks.

Councillor Barry Longden, Portfolio holder for Health and Environment said:

‘We are delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and we encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part’.

If you would like to organise a litter-pick event supported by the Council during the Great British Spring Clean event (3rd-5th March 2017, please contact Paul Spain, Waste Projects and Promotions Officer –

All scheduled litter pick events in the Borough will be uploaded on the events page at leading up to the event. All residents can turn up and take part in any events already scheduled within Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend over £700 million on street cleaning services every year.