Still time to get involved in Big Spring Clean

Published 11th May 2018

Big Spring Clean event with Old Park Primary School

Volunteers have already collected more than 300 bags of litter in Sandwell's Big Spring Clean campaign – and there's still plenty of time to get involved.

Fifteen events have been held since the campaign got under way at Blackheath Primary School in March, with schools, community groups, businesses and councillors taking part.

Scores of events are planned for the coming weeks and months, which will add to the 315 bags of litter and 20 bags of recycling collected so far.

Sandwell Council has again teamed up with its waste partner Serco and local charity Litterwatch to recruit volunteers for the campaign's 12th successive year.

A litter pick starting at 10.30am tomorrow (Saturday 12 May) in Europa Avenue, West Bromwich, sees the Big Spring Clean join forces with the national Great Plastic Pick Up.

Councillor Bill Cherrington, Sandwell Council's environmental champion, said: “It’s fantastic how Sandwell people want to get involved in keeping our six towns clean and tidy, and we want all our volunteers to know how much we appreciate their efforts.”

Councillor David Hosell, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for highways and environment, said: "I want to thank everyone who has volunteered their time to help make this year's Big Spring Clean a big success. There's still plenty of time to sign up if anyone else wants to hold an event this year in their area."

John Mason, contract manager for Serco in Sandwell, said: "The campaign successfully brings people together and helps improve neighbourhoods. Sadly, the battle against litter is ongoing and we have to keep our foot on the pedal."

To get involved email your interest to bigspringclean@tiptonlitterwatch.org or call 0121 557 6970.

More information on the Big Spring Clean