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Beautify your borough this weekend

Do you have any time free this weekend to lend a hand to make your borough beautiful?

This weekend (Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March) will give residents the chance to beautify their borough by taking part in tasks ranging from planting bulbs, pruning, painting railings or street furniture as part of the Spring Clean weekend.

Residents can also help by picking up litter and removing graffiti to improve their area’s appearance.

“We had such a good response – despite the snow and cold – last year to our Spring Clean Initiative that we’re sure this weekend will be even better attended,” said Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment.

“We know all our residents take pride in their area; volunteers tell us afterwards how much they’ve enjoyed working together and how satisfying it is to be involved in a borough-wide positive initiative like this.”

The Council puts a great deal of resources into keeping the borough clean all year, and provides all the equipment and help needed on the Spring Clean weekend.

Last year’s weekend saw over 3,000 residents collect more than 20 tonnes of waste, much of which was recycled, and plant 2,000 plants and bulbs all over the borough.

This weekend will be the fourth Spring Clean in a row to make the borough a place that residents can enjoy even more, as warmer weather arrives.

Many different types of organisations, including schools, Residents’ Associations, faith groups and individuals are encouraged to pitch in and work together to make their borough tidier and greener.

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