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The Great British Spring Clean

Following the success of Clean for The Queen to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday, Keep Britain Tidy is launching the Great British Spring Clean to bring people together from across the country to clear up litter. In Wiltshire, 1,400 volunteers took part in Clean for the Queen.

Over 70 litter picks took place and 14 tonnes of rubbish were collected. Wiltshire Council will be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and will be calling on communities to get involved and organise a litter pick during the weekend of 3, 4 and 5 March 2017. 

How you can get involved

Getting started

Contact your local Community Engagement Manager (CEM) to register your event and for any help or advice that you need.

01225 713775 / 01225 718685 

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Things to consider when planning your litter pick

Identify the area you want to tidy up

  • Set a date
  • Register your event with the council
  • Promote your event
  • Carry out a risk assessment
  • Public liability insurance
  • Photo consent forms
  • First aid

Your CEM can provide poster templates to promote your event, risk assessment and photo consent forms if you need them.

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Tell us about your event so we can promote it

Contact your CEM and tell them when and where your event is taking place. We will register your event on the Great British Spring Clean website, this webpage and promote it on social media. 

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Litter picking equipment

Please contact your local CEM to arrange to borrow litter picking equipment. We have a limited supply of equipment that local groups and organisations can borrow for litter picking events.  

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Litter collection

You are responsible for disposing of all litter you collect during your litter pick. Speak to your CEM for advice about litter disposal. Wiltshire Council will provide a one-off collection for your litter pick, collected during the week commencing 6 March only. We cannot collect rubbish from private, housing association or MOD land. 

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Publicity and photographs

Please post any pictures you take on social media using #GBSpringClean #Wiltshire Please check that anyone you take photos of is happy for their picture to be shared in this way. If you are happy for Wiltshire Council to use your photographs, please email them to your CEM

Clean for the Clean was a huge success in Wiltshire in 2016

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Last updated: 9 October 2017 | Last reviewed: 9 October 2017