We teamed up with local councillors and residents to litter-pick around Chatham

The Great British Spring Clean is a month-long campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy.

They’re aiming to unite all litter heroes across the country to help improve their local environments.

They’re aiming to inspire 500,000 people to join forces - in partnership with community organisations, businesses and the government - to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

We decided to join the campaign and took to the streets on March 22, alongside Medway Council.

Colleagues from our Grounds and Caretaking teams spent the day alongside local councillors and residents, collecting more than 80 bags of rubbish.

 

"When we heard about the spring clean, we knew we had to be involved. We have a large presence in Medway and it's important that we help make a real difference at a local level for our residents and the wider community."

Bernie O'Beirne, Programme Manager

 

"I would like to thank all of the residents who helped us during the first weekend of Medway’s Great British Spring Clean events. We would also like to say a big thank you to mhs homes, without them we wouldn’t have been able to collect as much litter as we did. Over the first weekend we collected an astonishing 2,429kg of litter from across Medway. We have more litter picks coming up on Friday, 12 and Saturday, 13 April and I would encourage residents to get involved."

Sarah Valdus, Head of Environmental Services at Medway Council