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Get your hands dirty for a good cause and keep Britain tidy
A bunch of unsung heroes is being invited to help make a real difference to their local community by taking part in a massive clean-up exercise which is being held around the country. Local heroes are being urged to assemble for the www.keepbritaintidy.org]Great British Spring Clean[/LINK] which will be taking place over the weekend of Friday 2nd March to Sunday 4th March. And Lichfield District Council is backing the initiative, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, by encouraging local people to take part in a community clean-up at two beauty spots in the Staffordshire city during Friday 2nd March. The council will be hosting its own spring clean of the woodland areas of Beacon Park and Stowe Fields between 10am and 12noon. All equipment needed for the clean up will be provided. The spring clean volunteers are asked to meet up Beacon Park's Ranger Station at 10am.

Beacon Park
Help clean up the woodland at Beacon Park


Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean is the nation's biggest tidy-up. Over the weekend of March 2 to 4, thousands of people will be taking part and helping to clear up tons of local litter. People can plan their own local community clean-up and invite their friends and neighbours to get involved. But, whether volunteers are planning to go it alone, or join in with one of the hundreds of organised events across the country, they are asked to register for the Great British Spring Clean at www.keepbritaintidy.org and make a difference. Chris Cook, Head of Leisure and Operational Services for Lichfield District Council, said: "We do our best to collect the rubbish from across the district, but there may well be a litter hotspot that we haven't got to yet and so organising or taking part in a community clean-up is a great way to help us to keep the district clean. The best way, of course, is not to drop litter in the first place, so I'd like to take the opportunity to urge everyone to always use the bins provided and recycle where you can. Thank you to everyone taking time out to join in a community litter pick you are all heroes!"

Stowe Pool
Volunteer 'heroes' sought to help tidy up Stowe Pool


Beacon Park in Lichfield is also a distribution point for the Great British Spring Clean bin bags, so if people need any for their clean up, they should head to the Ranger Station in the park nearer the time to collect a bundle for free. To confirm a place on the litter pick, people should call Ruth Piddington on 01543 308869 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk. Clean-up organisers can also contact Lichfield District Council's street cleansing team in advance, to arrange for the filled bags to be collected, by calling 01543 308999. For more information about the Great British Spring Clean in general, please visit www.keepbritaintidy.org
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Why? Do Your Bit For The Community And Join Great British Spring Clean
When: 2 - 4 March 2018
Phone: 01543 308869
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Free
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