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IMPORTANT UPDATE 01/03/2018: Great British Spring Clean

Given the current very cold weather forecast for the weekend ahead, we strongly advise that all litter pick events scheduled to take place this weekend, (Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March), be cancelled and rescheduled for later in the month.

Litter pick events should not go ahead if there is any doubt about the safety of participants.

The latest information we have from the Met Office is that the recent cold weather will continue into the weekend, with daytime temperatures struggling to reach zero and a significant wind chill making it feel much colder. Snow is widely expected throughout the county on Thursday and into Friday. The low temperatures mean that any snowfall is likely to still be on the ground into Saturday and Sunday.

We understand that this is disappointing, and consideration for the safety of those taking part must come first at all times.

If you have arranged for our contractor idverde to collect you litter pick rubbish following your planned litter pick, please notify them of your cancellation and a future date for your litter pick, if you are able to rearrange: www.mendip.gov.uk/litterpicks

 

 

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#LitterHeroes assemble: The Great British spring clean

7 February 2018

Have you got a potential army of litter heroes in your community? It's time to assemble and join with others for The Great British Spring Clean taking place across the country this March.

Spring Clean 2018

Mendip District Council is supporting The Great British Spring Clean campaign being run by Keep Britain Tidy, which runs from Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March.

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.

Keep Britain Tidy is aiming to inspire 500,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. The campaign is encouraging a growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people's litter and are willing to do something about it.

Cllr Nigel Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Community Health Services, said: "We have supported the Keep Britain Tidy campaigns for a number of year. Litter is a blight on our beautiful countryside and while the council works hard to collect rubbish and keep our wonderful district looking clean and tidy, we can only do so much.

"We are aware that there are a number of communities across Mendip in towns and villages that carry out litter-picks and I am hopeful that the Great British Spring Clean campaign will encourage even more communities to take part.

"If you are organising a community litter pick as part of the campaign let us know and we'll arrange to collect your sacks full of litter, free of charge."

For more information on how to get involved and organise a community litter pick, sign up on the campaign website: www.keepbritaintidy.org you can also find details of events already taking place in your area.

Should you wish to organise a voluntary litter pick event in Mendip please:

  • Set a date 
  • Set an area for the litter pick 
  • Complete the online form on www.mendip.gov.uk/litterpicks
  • Contact Mendip District Council's contractor 'idverde' who will then confirm that they can provide the necessary equipment and schedule the collection of items

You can find more information and advice about organising litter picks in Mendip on www.mendip.gov.uk/litterpicks or contact the council on 0300 303 8588 or email mendip@idverde.co.uk

 

Last modified: 01 March 2018