Following the success of last year’s Big Rural Spring Clean, The Countryside Alliance is thrilled to announce its’ support of this year’s Great British Spring Clean (March 22nd to April 23rd) by becoming a community partner and coordinating the Countryside Clean Up in support of the initiative run by Keep Britain Tidy.
The Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Clean Up will be held on the 6th and 7th April and we will be encouraging all of our members to organise a litter picking event in their local area.
The Countryside Alliance’s Polly Portwin said: “This is a fantastic initiative which we are very pleased to be supporting by organising our own Countryside Clean Up. Not only is discarded litter an eyesore, but it is potentially hazardous to farmed livestock, wild animals and domestic pets and by joining all groups together that use the countryside we hope to make a difference.”
*Please note* If you come across fly-tipping (anything larger than a bin bag of rubbish) then you must report it to your local authority as you will be responsible for removing it and paying the cost of disposal. The rubbish can then be removed and with your help the crime can be investigated. If you see someone fly-tipping, or want to report an area where fly-tipping has taken place, take note of the following:
- Date, time and place of the incident
- What the waste looks like and how much there is
- Descriptions of any person and/or vehicles involved along with the registration number.
As fly-tippers are doing something illegal, they do not want to be caught. Do not approach them or put your own safety at risk.
Get involved and sign up
To register your Clean Up event, please complete the form below before the 6th April 2019.
Once your event has been registered, we will be adding your event to an interactive map on our website, and it will also appear on the Keep Britain Tidy website.
If you would like more event details please contact [email protected]. If you experience any problems using the sign up form below, please contact [email protected].
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