Community groups, businesses and individuals in Norden are preparing to take part in the largest national clean up project the UK has ever seen as Keep Britain Tidy launches it's biggest-ever litter campaign.
The Great British Spring Clean, will take place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 2017 and events will be happening all over Norden to clean up our village, parks and countryside.
The campaign is being backed by the charities, local and national businesses, schools, Rochdale council and local community groups.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean is about getting all those people who care about their environment to take action. We know that more than 50% of people are concerned about the appearance of their local area and so we want them to feel that they can do something about it and they are not alone in caring."
Councillor Peter Winkler, Shadow Spokesperson for Housing and the Environment said: “I am delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and want to encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part. Events will be happening all over the village on 3rd, 4th and 5th March and I would like to see as many people as possible taking part. Remember, if you can’t join in with an organised event you can make a difference right outside your own front door, every effort really helps us to keep our village looking beautiful.”
There will be a lot going on in Norden and surrounding areas so take a look at the list of spring clean events below and feel free to join in at one near you.
Friday 3rd March 2017
Start time: 5:00pm
Finish time: 6:00pm
If you can spare a little time on Friday evening join us for a quick litter pick around the Norden War Memorial.
Saturday 4th March 2017
Start time: 10:00am
Finish time: 1:00pm
The Friends of Jubilee Park are inviting volunteers to meet at Norden Jubilee Park, next to the bus terminus to help clean up this popular play area.
Sunday 5th March 2017
Start time: 10:00am
Finish time: 12:00pm
Volunteers are invited to meet at outside The Pack Horse Pub, in Birtle to take part in a litter pick and clean up.
Are you holding a Great British Spring Clean event? Tell us the details and we'll add them to the event calendar so that others can come and join in too. just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.