Cannock Chase MP backs country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign

Amanda Milling MP has pledged her support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The campaign, which runs from March 22nd to April 23rd, will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.

The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 Litter Heroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference. Regardless of politics, everyone can agree that tackling the litter pollution that despoils our country is something we should all support and it is fantastic to have the support of Amanda Milling to help us reach our target of getting 500,000 people out, taking action to clean up every corner of the country.”

Amanda Milling MP said: “This is a campaign that everyone can get involved with and help make our green spaces cleaner, from Hednesford Park to Etching Hill and Marquis Drive to Cannock Park, they all need our help to stay clean and tidy. We are incredibly lucky that Cannock Chase is awash with parks, green spaces and natural habitats however litter is an issue that is frequently raised with me and I have joined numerous different voluntary groups on litter picks.  While single use plastic has been very topical in recent months and has inspired many to take action to help the environment, other types of litter also spoil our open spaces.  We can all help tackle this by getting involved in this year’s campaign.”

Anyone who wants to join the Great British Spring Clean can find their nearest local clean-up at www.keepbritaintidy.org.   Groups wanting to host a clean-up as part of the Great British Spring clean, should visit www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean and register their event.