Penrith community asked to take part in the Great British Spring Clean

Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean is back this year with a #MillionMileMission to clear litter from streets and green spaces and local residents are being encouraged to get involved.

Residents, their families and friends are being asked to plan their clean-ups and head out to Penrith’s streets and parks in socially distanced clean-ups from 28 May - 13 June 2021, helping to tackle litter in their neighbourhoods.

A spokesperson for the Penrith Town Working Party, comprising of representatives from the Penrith Town, Eden District and Cumbria County Councils, and Penrith BID, said:

“The pandemic has meant our community has really connected with our green spaces. People are enjoying being out in the countryside and in the open spaces across the town. It’s vital that these spaces are kept clean and tidy so we can all enjoy being outside.

“This year it’s important that the Spring Clean is safe, following the COVID-19 guidelines. Eden District Council can support participants – including residents, volunteer groups, businesses and schools, by providing free litter picking equipment for those who need it and picking up any excess waste.”

Eden District Council can help with litter picks in your parish or village, at your school, recreation ground, footpath, or street, by lending litter picking equipment, including: litter picking sticks; gloves; hi-vis vests (in both adult and children sizes); and handi hoops and sacks. The Council also provides a disposal service for the collected litter. Find out more at: www.eden.gov.uk/your-environment/street-care-and-cleaning/litter-picks/.