Time for a spring clean

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Time for a spring clean

Spring cleans are taking place across the Connect FM area.

Below are details from two local councils about what they`re doing to keep their areas tidy;


Corby Borough Council is backing the Country’s biggest-ever community clear up and is asking residents to help make it a success here in the Borough.

The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time next week, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and clean up the country. As part of its support for the country’s biggest-ever community clear up Corby Borough Council is seeking volunteers to take part in the following organised litter-picks across the Borough.

·       27th Feb – 4th March

Cleaning in the woodlands every day! Meet at 10am at Corby Boating Lake Log Cabin

·       Friday 3rd March

Dumble Close clean-up. Meet at 1.30pm at Dumble Close

·       Saturday 4th March

Oakley Vale litter pick with the Oakley Vale Rangers. Meet at 3pm at Oakley Vale Community Centre, Butland Road

·       Sunday 5th March

Cottingham litter pick. Meet at 9.30am at Cottingham Village Hall

Kingswood litter pick. Meet at 12.30pm at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre

All equipment will be provided on the day but please make sure you wear suitable shoes and clothing.

As well as the community litter picks Corby Borough Council will also be cleansing street signs in Cottingham and carrying out their Dog Fouling campaign throughout Shire Lodge and Oakley Vale. As part of the dog fouling campaign Officers from Corby Borough Council’s Environmental Services Team will spray dog waste in bright, stand out colours to encourage irresponsible dog owners to see how much it affects our environment and to hopefully change their behaviour. Throughout the dog fouling campaign, water based, environmentally friendly, spray is used, and all dog fouling is cleared away once the campaign has finished.

TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is lending his support to the Great British Spring Clean campaign, which is backed by the key anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy and Marine Conservation Society.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:

‘The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone working together to clean up the litter that blights our landscape and communities. Last year we took part in the Clean for The Queen campaign, which was a huge success with over 300 bags of litter being collected. We’re delighted to be taking part in yet another fantastic community clean up, which brings people together to tackle an issue that many people care passionately about.’


Volunteers from six of Fenland’s Street Pride and In Bloom groups are planning litterpicks on the first weekend in March in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign.

And several other organisations have also been invited to lend a hand following the success of the “Clean for The Queen” campaign held over the same weekend last year.

On Friday, March 3, the March Street Pride/In Bloom group are teaming up with staff from Amey Cespa for a joint event that may also involve workers from Tesco and CUB.They will be meeting at the George Campbell Centre at 10am.

On the same day Wisbech Street Pride will meet at the Hudson Centre at 10am, with some Tesco staff hoping to join them, too.

And members of Waterlees In Bloom / Street Pride will gather at the Oasis Centre at 1pm, with extra support being provided by children from Orchards Primary School  and Circle Roddons staff.

Saturday, March 4 will see four more events scheduled by existing or would-be Street Pride/In Bloom groups in Manea, Chatteris, Tydd St Giles and Doddington.

The Manea group will meet at the Rumours Café at 10am for a litterpick round the playing field and Pit.

Group members in Chatteris will meet at the town council offices at 10am and those in Tydd St Giles will gather at the postbox opposite the church at 10.30am.

Meanwhile, in Doddington a trial litterpick is being held to gauge the level of interest in forming a new Street Pride group there.  Volunteers will meet at the village hall at 10am. All necessary equipment will provided but all those attending must wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Are you keen to take part, too? Call Rebecca Robinett, Fenland District Council’s Street Pride coordinator, on 01354 654321 or email rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk




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