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Date published: 27th February 2017

North Norfolk District Council is encouraging residents of all ages to join a campaign to tidy up our district.

The Great British Spring Clean is rolling out for the first time in March this year and hopes to get half a million people across the country to join in.

NNDC is supporting local groups that want to clean up their environment by supplying litter-picking equipment.

Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said: “The Great British Spring Clean is a great campaign and a great way for us all to take care of our beautiful part of Norfolk.

“The Council has been working hard with our residents to keep litter to a minimum; it is a blight on our towns, villages, landscapes and coastlines, as well as a danger to wildlife. I’d like to encourage anyone thinking of a Spring Clean of their area to contact NNDC to see if we can help and support.”

The national clean-up campaign runs from March 3-5, 2017, although many groups are having their cleaning extravaganzas throughout March.

Many groups are taking part, including the Women’s Institute, the National Trust and the RSPCA, as well as a range of businesses.

TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is lending his support to the campaign, which is backed by anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.

If you want to take part in the campaign or to set up your own event, contact North Norfolk District Council’s Environmental Team at cleansing@north-norfolk.gov.uk  or 01263 516195.

Last updated: 16th August 2017