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Join the Great British Spring Clean

Uttlesford District Council is backing a nationwide campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

Great British Spring Clean logo

The Great British Spring Clean - which will be sweeping across the nation on 3, 4 and 5 March - follows on from last year's successful Clean for The Queen campaign and brings together many of the anti-litter organisations in the UK, including Keep Britain Tidy.

Local people, community groups, town and parish councils, schools and businesses are encouraged to join in the big clean-up and organise their own litter pick events.

Cllr Susan Barker, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: "We all hate seeing litter as we drive around. Litter blights our roads and lanes as well as causing harm to the environment and wildlife. It costs taxpayers in the district £300,000 a year to litter pick and clean our pavements, and this is money that could be better spent on delivering other important services.

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

"This campaign is about everyone working together to help clean up our district."

The council can provide litter bags to support those who take part and will collect the filled bags after the clean-up has taken place.

To get involved with the Great British Spring Clean, register online at where you can download the how to take part guide, get advice and tips.

Once an event is registered, email the details to and include the date of the event, where it is taking place, and where the filled bags will be left ready for collection.

To report an incident of street litter, please complete an online form on our litter reporting page.

7 February 2017