The Love Where You Live campaign is encouraging residents to volunteer and get involved in this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
The Great British Spring Clean campaign runs from March 22 until April 23, where a series of volunteer events take place throughout Barnsley that residents can sign up to and get involved in the action to help keep the borough clean and tidy.
The campaign is part of a nationwide annual clean up, that is hosted by Keep Britain Tidy to help support the environment and remove any litter and waste. It was a great success last year where over 374,000 people took part in the national clean up with 13,500 events held across the country, which we want to support and get involved in this year.
Events will run over the four weeks in areas throughout the borough, with activities such as litter picking and planting.
Barnsley residents are encouraged to grab a litter picker and join in with clean up fun.
Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said ‘The Great British Spring Clean is a fantastic event for everyone to get involved; supporting our Town Spirit message to #LoveIt this is a great way residents can work together to protect our beautiful borough while meeting people within their local community.’
Area teams will host local activities which will be updated on the Love Where You Live Facebook page. To contact your area team, you can message their Facebook page or visit barnsley.gov.uk/your-local-area-and-ward where you can find further information on volunteering opportunities and an email address for each area.
This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.
This theme sets out to work together and do our best for our local communities, making our borough a cleaner, safer, more vibrant and welcoming place.
#OwnIt and help local communities and Barnsley to thrive by volunteering some of your time for a good cause and getting involved in your community