Back for its eighth year, the Great British Spring Clean is the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign.
This year’s spring clean is taking place from 17 March to 2 April, encouraging everyone to get stuck in and pledge to pick up one, or more, bag of litter. The theme for 2023 is pride, focusing on the pride that litter picking #LitterHeroes have for their local community.
Unfortunately, only 43% of UK adults say that they are proud of their community. Keep Britain Tidy wants to help change that by encouraging everyone to play their part in helping clean up their neighbourhood. 85% of participants in last year’s Great British Spring Clean said they felt more pride in their local area afterwards, as well as 74% who reported an improved mood!
The 2022 campaign saw nearly half a million bags of litter pledged to be picked up, making a real difference to the cleanliness and attractiveness of the places we love. We have a great variety of parks, countryside and other natural environments in Woking borough, and keeping them clean and tidy means they can be enjoyed properly by everyone.
You can pledge to get involved as an individual, as a group, or as a school. Check out the Keep Britain Tidy website to sign up to take part and pledge either a number of bags or time spent litter picking.