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Communities help to Keep Britain Tidy

4 November 2014
Sanctuary Housing logo.

Local litter-picking residents have taken part in a community clean-up challenge, in the bid to support Keep Britain Tidy.

Young residents, families, voluntary groups and older people joined forces with housing provider Sanctuary Housing and took part in Big Tidy Up events across England.

The green warriors were part of the 25,000 groups who have taken part in the country-wide clear-up adding to the 120,000 bags of rubbish picked as part of the national event. 

Environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, is celebrating 60 years in stamping out today’s throwaway culture. Operating nationally, the charity group promotes campaigns to engage with families across the country – including The Big Tidy Up.

Where did the events take place?

Big Tidy Up events, with support from Sanctuary Housing, took place in Banbury, Shiregreen, Hackney and Torbay. Youth clubs, brownies, residents and local groups helped to clean their community with litter picks, while shoppers in Banbury were greeted by the Wombles, keen to speak to the community about how they can reduce their waste.