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Great British Spring Clean – March 2nd – 4th 2018

Published Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Great British Spring Clean
Great British Spring Clean

Melton Borough Council is backing a campaign in partnership with environmental group Keep Britain Tidy, who with the Government's support have worked to keep our country clean for nearly 60 years.

The national campaign ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ is an annual event helping to bring people and communities together to clean up the country.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Orson said: 
‘The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone working together to clean up the litter that can have an adverse effect on our landscapes and communities, and we’re delighted to be taking part by bringing people together to tackle an issue that so many people care passionately about. Your support will help improve the environment on your doorstep, eliminating litter and creating cleaner greener places for everyone.” 

As part of its support for the country's biggest-ever community clear up the Council is seeking volunteers to take part in the event. The Council will be encouraging and supporting businesses, community groups, schools and individuals who want to ‘do their bit’ to help, by clearing up the litter that blights our streets, parks and green open spaces.  

If you know of a particular area that looks neglected and would benefit from a well deserved spring clean; maybe a litter pick, weeding, sweeping or just a general tidy up, let us know. 

You can email details to  including photographs if you have any, or  at the Melton Times who will be working with the Council on this campaign. 

All schools and residents in the borough are invited to take part in a poetry competition, ‘My litter poem’ will allow pupils to demonstrate their artistic flare. The winning poem will be printed in the Melton Times and used in various Council environmental information leaflets; there will also be a prize for the budding poet. To download the 'My Litter Poem' attachment click here. The closing date is March 18th.

This Council is keen to engage with anyone who is interested in supporting or taking part in this campaign. A community litter pick is planned to take place in the town, on Friday 2nd March at 10:00 am, if you or your organisation is interested in participating, or a school interested in entering the competition please email:  for more information.

All equipment will be provided, however there is a limited amount available, so please register as early as you can.
For more information on the campaign visit


Please note: due to bad weather, the litter pick on March 2nd was cancelled. The event has been rescheduled for Friday March 16th.



For more information please contact:
Amanda Hume                    
Environmental Services Officer
Communities & Neighborhoods            
Melton Borough Council                
Tel: 01664 502 499/07500 975427