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South Holland District Council to join with residents for Keep Britain Tidy’s 'Great Spring Clean'

This March and April South Holland District Council’s Pride team will be supporting community groups and volunteers to 'Spring Clean' targeted areas across the district.

The dates have been set as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean event, which runs from March 22 until April 23 this year.

The Pride team will be attending the events with their specialist cleansing equipment, including sweepers, the Glutton and jet washers. This will be alongside their usual work across the district tackling litter and street cleanliness, toilet cleaning, communal collection points, litter and dog bin emptying and working at other untidy sites across the district.

Cleaning up in the area. (7742299)
Cleaning up in the area. (7742299)

Areas are being chosen in conjunction with local community groups, who will help to co-ordinate clean-up sites and provide volunteers with equipment during the event. Each session will be two hours long, shaped around areas that the local community identify as benefitting most, with morning and afternoon sessions available to join on each of the dedicated days.

A member of the Pride team. (7742301)
A member of the Pride team. (7742301)

The dates of community clean-ups in each area of the district are as follows:

Tuesday, March 26: Spalding;

Wednesday, March 27: Long Sutton;

Thursday, March 28: Holbeach;

Tuesday, April 2: Quadring and Surfleet;

Wednesday, April 3: Donington;

Thursday, April 4: Cowbit and Crowland;

Tuesday, April 9: Gosberton and Pinchbeck;

Wednesday, April 10: Moulton and Weston;

Thursday, April 11: Fleet and Whaplode;

Tuesday, April 16: Spalding;

Wednesday, April 17: Sutton Bridge;

Thursday, April 18: Holbeach.

More information on any of these dates, including start times and meeting points, is available at www.sholland.gov.uk/keep-britain-tidy. Anyone looking to sign up for a clean-up as a group or volunteer can do so via the same link. Anyone who would like to nominate areas that they feel deserve specific attention on the day can do so by emailing pride@sholland.gov.uk

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for place, said: “We were delighted that council recently approved additional funding for our Pride team, who work tirelessly across the district to make it a cleaner, greener and safer space.

“Their work, alongside that of dedicated community groups, is helping to tackle the thoughtless individuals who litter, fly-tip and vandalise without any consideration for their environment or those around them.

“The Great British Spring Clean provides the perfect opportunity for all these groups and volunteers to come together and help make a difference, and ensure that the towns, villages and countryside of South Holland receive the TLC they deserve.”


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