Daventry District Council backs community clean scheme

The Great British Spring Clean
The Great British Spring Clean

Daventry District Council is backing a spring clean scheme this weekend and is inviting residents in the area to take part.

The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities during the spring.

It is focused on a weekend of activity from March 3-5 when residents of The Grange and Middlemore in Daventry will be tackling litter on their estates, and follows on from last year’s Clean for the Queen initiative.

Councillor Jo Gilford, environment portfolio holder on Daventry District Council, said: “Last year’s Clean for The Queen was a great success so we are pleased to support the 2017 initiative and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations in Daventry district to take part.

“The national profile that these events attract encourages volunteers to help, but we do not view them in isolation.

“They are part of a wider programme of work carried on throughout the year with the support of our volunteers and partners in order to make our communities cleaner and greener.”

Residents in Kilsby, Preston Capes, Brixworth, Barby, the Bringtons, Weedon and Marston Trussell as well as Ashby Fields Primary School in Daventry are also carrying out litter picks in their communities during the spring with support from the council.

Litter picking kits are being provided by the council, and they are available for loan all year round on a first-come, first-served basis. They include high-vis tabards, litter pickers, litter bags with hoops and gloves. Forms to assist with risk assessment, insurance and health and safety guidance can also be provided.

The collected rubbish will then be picked up and disposed of by the council’s contractor afterwards.

The campaign has a super heroes theme, with people urged to become litter heroes by volunteering a small amount of their time during the month.

Find out more here and check availability of litter picking equipment by calling the council on 01327 871100.