Local MP Caroline Dinenage will lead a spring clean of Gosport High Street to mark Community Clear Up Day this Saturday, 21st March.

The event has been arranged by Caroline and Gosport Borough Council and will be kicked off at the Falkland Gardens at 10:30am. With litter estimated to cost the taxpayer over £1 billion per year nationally, Caroline is urging local people to support this bid to get our local area tidy.

Speaking ahead of the event, she said:

"Litter is an unsightly addition to our streets, green spaces and beaches but thankfully we have individuals and organisations such as our local Litter Action team who help to tackle the problem.

I'm hoping that local residents will come together on Saturday to clean up our High Street or even think about organising their own clean up day in an area that is special to them."

For more information about how you can get involved in the High Street clean up or to find out how to set up your own event, contact Streetscene on Freephone 08000 198598 or email streetscene@gosport.gov.uk.

In addition, Rowner Litteraction will meet at 10am by the Green Dragon Pub on Rowner Road and the Friends of Stokes Bay will meet at 10am by the Splashpool.