7-21 May 2011
Every year for the past ten years, Bassetlaw District Council
has run a “Spring Clean Fortnight” where we ask members of the
public, community groups, schools to get involved in tidying up a
grot spot, a specific area such as a school playing field, or
beauty spot that you feel may be in need of a bit of “extra loving
care and attention”.
The aim of the event is to encourage people to take
responsibility for the area in which they live and work and to
encourage people not to drop litter. By working together we can
make a lasting difference to our local environment.
This year, we have teamed up with Keep Britain Tidy and their
“Big Tidy Up” event to encourage more community groups to take
part. If you take photographs of your group doing a tidy up, and
send them through to us at the e-mail below, we will send them on
to Keep Britain Tidy for them to display on their “Big Tidy Up”
Rebecca Joinson, spokesperson for Keep Britain Tidy, said: "It's
fantastic to see the great work that Bassetlaw Council is
undertaking through the Big Tidy Up to help keep the area looking
clean, tidy and appealing to those people who live, work and play
in the area.
"We hope that other councils will follow Bassetlaw's excellent
example and join the Big Tidy Up campaign to help bring about
improvements to the local area."
Any school, community group or individual can take part, it does
not require any financial input other than a small amount of time.
We will provide you with disposable gloves and bags. You choose the
areas you want to tidy, school playgrounds, children’s playing
fields, local beauty spots and we will, if required, arrange to
collect the rubbish from a specified area on a specified date. Just
complete the application form
and return it to the address on the application form or e-mail it
to email@example.com and
we will make sure that you get what you need for you to do your
If you want any further information on this event, please
contact Janette Walker on 01909 533156 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - 01/11/2011