This March, local MP, Caroline Dinenage, is joining an army of Litter Heroes up and down the country to clean up Great Britain and she is calling on local people to join in.
Last year the Great British Spring Clean campaign, led by Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, saw more #LitterHeroes than ever collect a staggering 70,000 wheelie bins of rubbish over one weekend. More than 300,000 people got involved, cleaned up their local streets, parks and beaches, and had fun doing it.
This year, the campaign is back and Caroline wants even more people to get involved during the event which takes place on 2-4 March.
Commenting, Caroline said:
"Cleaning up litter costs the taxpayer a staggering £1bn every year so this March I will be joining thousands of other Litter Heroes to cleanse Great Britain!
Last year local clean ups took place in the Gosport area and I was happy to roll up my sleeves and join some of the teams working in our parks and beaches. Over 2500 clean up's took place across the UK, showing that people really got behind this initiative. This year, we want to do even better, this in important for everyone. Nothing destroys our local environment more than litter."
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:
"Littering is a serious issue that blights the beautiful beaches, countryside and cities of the UK. It also has a devastating effect on our wildlife.
"The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for everyone who cares about the rubbish scarring our country and threatening our seas to take a stand."
Individuals, groups, families, schools, businesses and clubs can all sign up and make a difference. Register at www.keepbritaintidy.org/gbspringclean and let's clean up our country.