communiyt-clear-up-day2015Community Clear Up Day is a ‘national spring clean’, backed by the Government, that aims to spruce up the country’s high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks in time for spring.

So if you fancy getting together with your friends and neighbours to clear up an area in your community or the whole street this is the time to get amongst it. Whatever you take on, it’s amazing how small actions can transform our local spaces from an eyesore to an asset.

By taking part in the Community Clear Up Day you will not only improve the local environment, it‘ll benefit you too. Here’s how:

  • By joining a local group, you’ll be meeting like-minded people and getting to know your neighbours.
  • Working together with others in your community you’ll harness local support for cleaning up litter.
  • It is rewarding taking action on an issue that you care about.
  • You’ll live in a nicer, cleaner and better looking environment after taking part in a few local litter picks.
  • Taking part in local litter picks, you’ll be getting out there in the fresh air.
  • By taking part in education drives, with the local school for example, you’ll get to meet people from a cross-section of your neighbourhood.
  • You will be demonstrating that simple action can make a really positive difference and help restore pride in your community.

There is a handy toolkit which includes all the info and tools you need to get your own clear up day organised and take part in the nationwide effort to get rid of litter. The pack includes key planning tips, editable leaflets, posters and banners which you can use to help organise and promote the event. A toolkit can be downloaded from this site:

http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/clearupday

As this is a national event I’m sure there will be plenty of tweets and selfies on the day. Make sure you don’t miss out by tweeting your efforts using #ClearUpDay on social media.

You can support the campaign by joining the Community Clear Up Day Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ClearUpDay.

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