The Great British Spring Clean 2023
14th March 2023
14th March 2023
Back for its eighth year, The Great British Spring Clean is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. This year it takes place from 17th March to 2nd April. The campaign will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.
As well as blighting our streets, parks and beaches, litter harms wildlife, domestic pets and livestock, and costs nearly £1 billion a year to clean up. The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and, ultimately, to save us all money!
Last year an amazing army of “Litter Heroes” pledged to pick nearly half a million bags of litter. Can the same happen this spring, as we battle to clean up the places and spaces we love?
It’s not just the local environment that benefits, individuals can too. Of those who took part in the previous Great British Spring Clean and subsequently responded to Keep Britain Tidy’s survey, many reported positive mental health benefits. These included:
For this year’s Great British Spring Clean, the focus is on litter picking and litter heroes.
New research reveals that more than 8.5 million adults in the UK have done litter-picking at least once in the past six months, and the good news is that litter-picking is a simple action that anyone can do to make an immediate and visible difference to their area.
So, if you want to take action to protect the environment this spring and show more pride in where you live, join the Great British Spring Clean and pledge to pick up a bag – or more – today.
The reasons for picking up litter are numerous, including:
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton says: “The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference. We are delighted that the people of Tunbridge Wells are supporting this year’s campaign and would like to thank everyone for their support.”
Find out more about the Great British Spring Clean 2023 and how you can help around Tunbridge Wells.