Monday, February 19, 2018
'ALLO 'ALLO - NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL CLEANS UP AT AWARDS CEREMONY AS BRIGG PREPARES FOR TOWN TIDY UP
FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
At the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards, North Lincolnshire Council won the Great British Spring Clean Award.
The Great British Spring Clean Award commends activity that took place between 3 and 5 March 2017. It recognises promotion, engagement and delivery of The Great British Spring Clean campaign.
North Lincolnshire Council takes dealing with litter seriously and encourages volunteers and community groups to get involved in local litter picking events. In addition to the Great British Spring Clean, the council organises four additional community litter-picking events each year.
Keep Britain Tidy, said: “North Lincolnshire Council won the Great British Spring Clean Award for supporting over 300 Litter Heroes to clean up for the campaign, and to sustain the initiative in the long term.”
Cllr Richard Hannigan, Cabinet Member for Safer, Greener and Cleaner Places, said: “This is fantastic news. Well done to all involved in making the last year’s Great British Spring Clean campaign the huge success it was.
“Winning the award wouldn’t have been possible without the support from local communities so I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who took part in the big clean up last year.
“We are once again taking part in The Great British Spring Clean this year and are encouraging even more people to step forward and take part.”
Last year’s Great British Spring Clean saw 300 volunteers rally together to collect over 700 bags of rubbish over the clean-up weekend and throughout March 2017.
This year, the clean-up weekend is taking place from 2 to 4 March 2018 and ‘litter heroes’ are being called on to take part.
Local people, community groups, charities, sports clubs, businesses and town and parish councils in North Lincolnshire are encouraged to join in.
If you would like to get involved in the big clean up, get in touch with the council on 01724 297775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The council can offer support including providing litter picking equipment and removing the rubbish you collect.
To take part in the Great British Spring Clean, you can register online at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk where you can download the guide, get advice and tips.
N.F. ADDS: The council has kindly supplied Brigg Blog with the above picture showing Andy Tate (centre), Operations Manager - Transport, Highways and Environment at North Lincolnshire Council, accepting the award. On the right is well-known actress Vicki Michelle, whose best-known role came in the long-running comedy series 'Allo 'Allo, in which she played one of the cafe's waitresses. Vicki hosted the awards ceremony.
Brigg will be taking part in next month's Great British Spring Clean. View details here...