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Doncaster joins country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign

Doncaster Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The campaign, which runs from March 20 to April 13, will see up to 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.

The Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live and in 2019 more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish.

As part of our ‘This is My Doncaster – Keep it Clean’ campaign Doncaster Council staff and volunteers regularly hold action days to blitz local areas. Last year during the ‘spring clean’ a whopping 800 bags of rubbish collected by more than 450 willing volunteers.

In conjunction with the Great British Spring Clean the council is looking for even more willing volunteers to donate whatever time they have to help clean up litter from streets and parks while recycling as much as possible. Already over 100 groups across Doncaster have signed up on the website and pledged to do litter picks during the month long campaign and there is still time to organise your event.

Cllr Chris McGuinness, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We’d like to see people organising their own clean ups or joining pre-arranged litter picks as part of The Great British Spring Clean. All help is welcome in Doncaster’s fight against litter and environmental crime. We’re always happy to provide the support and equipment that you need to participate in a litter pick whether with your friends, family or even while walking the dog. We will also dispose of all the waste you collect if you let us know when and where you are doing your event.”

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “The overwhelming response to last year’s Great British Spring Clean showed that there are many hundreds of thousands of people out there who love where they live and are prepared to take action to make it better for themselves, their families and their communities.

“We are delighted that Doncaster Council is supporting this year’s campaign and would like to thank them for their support.

“Without councils across the country giving the campaign their backing, our volunteers would not be able to do the incredible job they do.”

Register your support on the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ website  or email anita.johnson@doncaster.gov.uk and share your social media posts and photos on our @MyDoncaster social media accounts using the #GBSpringClean hashtag.

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