Pupils encouraged to make a difference to local communities this Spring

Schools, community groups and organisations are encouraged to make a difference to their local area this spring by joining a national movement to improve the environment.

The Great British Spring Clean, from March 17 – April 2, is an annual nationwide event to encourage people to pick up litter, protect wildlife and make the local environment cleaner and safer.

Barrow Borough Council is asking schools and community groups in particular to take part and will provide all necessary equipment and support.

Councillor Therese Assouad, Lead Member for Climate Emergency, said: “We are delighted to support this year’s Spring Clean campaign as it allows us to show pride in our local communities.

“We would like to encourage schools and students in particular to get involved, as it’s such a good way to support the area that they live in and it provides a great sense of giving back to the community.

“We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area, surrounded by the stunning beaches of Morecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and with the Lake District on our doorstep. We should have the utmost pride in our borough and in keeping the environment safe and clean for all to enjoy.

“Each and every one of us has a responsibility to help protect and care for our borough and the surrounding environment.”

In 2022, a total of 260,000 school pupils took part in the Great British Spring Clean, with some schools joining forces to make a difference.

Organisations wishing to take part should contact Barrow Borough Council’s Waste Services Department on opservices@barrowbc.gov.uk

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