Uttlesford to clean up its act for Community Clear Up Day

The national Community Clear Up Day, delivered in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, is the first o

The national Community Clear Up Day, delivered in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, is the first of its kind and will be held on Saturday, March 21. - Credit: Archant

Will you get your hands dirty for your community?

Residents, community groups, parish councils, clubs and societies are being called on to take part in the first ever Community Clear Up Day next weekend.

On Saturday, March 21, groups throughout Uttlesford are encouraged to pitch in and organise their own litter picks and community clean-up groups.

The nationwide spring clean, coordinated by Uttlesford District Council, will coincide with the first day of the new season.

“This is a great opportunity for communities to join together and take pride in where they live,” said Councillor Susan Barker, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services.


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“Uttlesford District Council spends almost £300,000 a year to keep the streets clean. But we need everyone’s help too – by all doing our bit, and by working together, we can ensure that this district remains one of the most beautiful areas to live in the country.”

So far more than a dozen parish councils in Uttlesford have organised litter pick events, either on or near to 21 March. To find out if your parish council is involved, please contact your local parish clerk.

A Community Clear Up Day toolkit with information, leaflets, posters, banners and tips for planning your own event is available to download thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/clearupday

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