Can you help to tidy up Rugby?
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has pledged to do his bit in the area for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by Keep Britain Tidy, and he's asking residents to join in too.
Running between March 20 and April 13, the Great British Spring Clean will see 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and green spaces in their area.
Organised by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, the campaign brings together residents, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live.
In 2019 these intrepid Litter Heroes collected nearly one million bags of rubbish.
Mr Pawsey met with Keep Britain Tidy in Parliament last week to talk to them about the importance of tackling littering and also collected his own litter picker to do his bit in Rugby.
During the Great British Spring Clean Mr Pawsey will be joining forces with residents, Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council to help tidy up some of Rugby and Bulkington’s streets and parks. To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.
Speaking after meeting with Keep Britain Tidy, Mr Pawsey said: “Littering is a blight on our community and it’s important that we come together as a community to tackle it.
"Throughout my time as Rugby’s MP, I have been involved in organising and supporting litter picks throughout the constituency and I know that many local residents do their bit in their community throughout the year.”
“The Great British Spring Clean is a great opportunity to come together and the response to last year’s Great British Spring Clean showed that there are loads of local residents who are prepared to get together and clean up their local area.
"I’m looking forward to getting stuck in during 2020’ Great British Spring Clean and I hope that you too will join in.”