People are coming together to give their communities a spring clean, with support from Daventry District Council (DDC).
The Council is backing the Great British Spring Clean, a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities during the spring.
It is focused on a weekend of activity from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March, when residents of The Grange and Middlemore in Daventry will be out and about tackling litter on their estates.
DDC has lent its support to their efforts, providing litter picking kits and arranging for the rubbish collected to be picked up and disposed of by its contractor afterwards.
Residents in Kilsby, Preston Capes, Brixworth, Barby, the Bringtons, Weedon and Marston Trussell as well as Ashby Fields Primary School in Daventry are also carrying out litter picks in their communities during the spring with support from the Council.
The Council’s litter picking kits are available for loan all year round on a first-come, first-served basis and include high-vis tabards, litter pickers, litter bags with hoops and gloves. DDC can also provide forms to assist with risk assessment, insurance and health and safety guidance, as well as arrange pick-up of any rubbish collected.
People can check availability and reserve the equipment by calling the Council on 01327 871100.
Backed by anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, the Great British Spring Clean follows on from last year’s Clean for the Queen initiative, when 250,000 people took part in litter picks across the country.
This year’s campaign has a super heroes theme, with people urged to become litter heroes by volunteering a small amount of their time during the month.
Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “Last year’s Clean for The Queen was a great success so we are pleased to support the 2017 initiative and we would encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations in Daventry District to take part.
“The national profile that these events attract encourages volunteers to help, but we do not view them in isolation. They are part of a wider programme of work carried on throughout the year with the support of our volunteers and partners in order to make our communities cleaner and greener.”
Find out more about the Great British Spring Clean or visit our Clean Up My Community page