Local residents team up with Kettering Borough Council in ‘The Great British Spring Clean’

Published: Friday, 17th March 2017

Could you arrange a litter pick in your area?

With the phenomenal success of Clean for The Queen last year Keep Britain Tidy’s new clean-up campaign this year has been embraced by the people of Kettering Borough. Since the start of March in excess of 280 bags of rubbish have been collected from arranged litter picks in Cranford, Rotary Club Kettering, Harrington, Broughton, Grafton Underwood and Ise Lodge Cub Group. 

Community Litter picks across the Borough of Kettering have been arranged throughout the spring involving Parish Councils, Women’s Institute, cubs, scouts and guide groups. Kettering Borough Council support all these by providing litter picking equipment, bags and then the collection of all bags for disposal. 

Last year in excess of 16 Community Litter picks were arranged and supported by the Council who were able to provide additional support after meeting with groups leaders and visiting the areas in question and confirming an action plan and time scales, building closer working relationships throughout communities.

If you or your community group would like to arrange your own litter pick in your area, please contact the Council on 01536 410 333 or by email at customerservices@kettering.gov.uk

Brendan Coleman, Head of Environmental Care at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“The aim of ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ is to inspire even more people from clubs, communities, schools and businesses across the country to get active and help clean up their neighbourhoods. If you’re interested in arranging a litter pick in your area please contact the Council and see how we can help.”

Cllr Mark Rowley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:

“The Great British Spring Clean is a great chance for people to work together to help improve their neighbourhoods. We’ve been delighted with the response so far from local community groups and we’d like to encourage more local people to embrace this great opportunity and participate in an exciting, national anti-littering campaign.”