Jo Churchill MP has pledged her support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The campaign, which runs from March 22nd to April 23rd, will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.
Jo Churchill MP said: “Litter is a blight on our towns, villages and countryside. It is fantastic that local volunteers undertake litter picks, however the real solution is to change behaviour. Dropping litter rather than looking for a bin to put it in may seem convenient, but the damage done to the environment can be significant. Not to mention that it makes our historic towns and beautiful villages look untidy and blights wildlife.
If we want to preserve our environment for future generations, we cannot go on as we are. The sooner we take action, the sooner we will reap rewards. I am delighted we are on the way, but change takes all of us, from individuals to government to play our part.”
To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org