In the past year our outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever before. This spring, communities are being encouraged show their streets some love as part of a national tidy-up campaign.
Litter spoils our environment and causes harm to wildlife. This year, the campaign has a #MillionMileMission to clear litter from a million miles of streets, parks and beaches.
Last year, 79% of people who took the Great British Spring Clean reported improved mood and 51% said it encouraged them to move more.
How can you get involved?
People can pledge to go on a litter pick as either an individual or a group:
- Pledging as an individual. You can pledge up to 24 hours of litter-picking at a time.
- Pledge as a group. Please follow the latest government guidance on meeting outside. School groups can also join.
Once you've pledged Keep Britain Tidy will convert those minutes to miles with the hope of reaching their million mile target.
How can we support your clean-up?
As part of our commitment to making Eastleigh a greener, cleaner Borough, we are able to loan litter pickers to groups and supply free rubbish bags.
Groups taking part can also liaise with our Street Scene team to arrange for the litter they have gathered to be collected and disposed of.
If you think the Council could support your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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