The Great British Spring Clean Campaign for 2020, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, is taking place from the 20 March till the 13 April.
Last year, over 560,000 volunteers joined forces at over 17,000 events across the country with almost 1 million bags of rubbish collected. The campaign encourages volunteers, community groups and businesses to help improve the environment through targeting litter and particularly plastic waste.
As in previous years Ashington Town Council has organised a number of community litter picks, in partnership with Northumberland County Council, to support the campaign. The litter picks will take place as follows;
Ashington Community Woodland Monday 30 March from 10.00am till 11.30am. Meeting at entrance to the Woodland – past the Police Station and over the railway line.
Hirst Park Tuesday 31 March from 10.00am till 11.30am. Meeting at the Hirst Pavilion.
Wansbeck Riverside & North Seaton Colliery Wednesday 1 April from 10.00am till 11.30am. Meeting at Cambois Rowing Club car park and North Seaton Colliery Community Centre.
Peoples Park Thursday 2 April from 5.00pm till 6.00pm. Meeting at Peoples Park car park.
The Hirst Area Friday 3 April from 10.00am till 11.30am. Meeting at Heart of the Hirst Community Hub at 82 Beatrice Street.
Paddock Woods in North Seaton Saturday 4 April from 10.00am till 11.30am. Meeting at North Seaton Community Centre.
Ashington Town Council is pleased that Friends of Ashington Community Woods, North Seaton Colliery Community Centre, Heart of the Hirst Tenant & Residents Group and Northumbria Police are supporting the effort. We would welcome volunteers at any of the events or if any community group, school or business would like to take part please get in touch.
Litterpickers, gloves and bags will be provided.
For more information please contact Stephen Humphrey or Sharon Parmley, at Ashington Town Council, on tel: 01670 620 533 / 624 520.
For more information on the Campaign visit www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean
PLEASE NOTE THAT GIVEN THE OUTBREAK OF THE CORONAVIRUS ASHINGTON TOWN COUNCIL WILL SEEK APPROPRIATE ADVICE ON WHETHER THE LITTER PICKS CAN GO AHEAD.