Richmondshire District Council

Great British September Clean

Richmondshire communities are being urged to join a mass clean up of the district next month.

The District Council is supporting the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Great British September Clean’ by offering local groups litter picking kits - grabbers, sacks and fluorescent jackets can be borrowed. And the authority will pick up all collected litter.

The campaign replaces the annual spring clean organised by the national group, which was cancelled due to the pandemic. And organisers have warned that next month’s event must be done with restrictions and social distancing measures in mind.

One local group that is supporting the campaign is Sustainable Swaledale. Their volunteers will be out and about in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. It is taking small but positive steps to make sure our world is a sustainable one, including litter picking or tree planting, its 'Incredible Edible' community garden plots and supporting local campaigns. Its 'Big September' litter pick is on Saturday September 19th at 10am, with meeting points at Reeth and Gunnerside.

To access Richmondshire District Council litter picking equipment contact Julie.toombes@richmondshire.gov.uk.

The Great British September Clean takes place from September 11 – 27. For more information on the event, including covid-19 guidance check out Keep Britain Tidy's website.

Sustainable Swaledale volunteers
Sustainable Swaledale volunteers litter picking 
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