Litter pick in Great Dunmow to support Great British Spring Clean

There will be a litter pick in Great Dunmow in March

There will be a litter pick in Great Dunmow in March - Credit: Archant

A community litter pick will take place in Great Dunmow next month (March 4) as part of a UK initiative.

Great Dunmow Town Council is holding the event to support a nationwide campaign which aims to get 500,000 people helping to clear up rubbish.

That is double the number of volunteers who helped out in Great British Spring Clean 2016 – where 300,000 bags of litter was collected.

It is backed by charities like the RSPCA and Keep Wales Tidy, businesses including McDonald’s, Greggs, Lidl and Costa, and by celebrity Steve Backshall, a BAFTA-winning presenter.

Steve, who called it an “important issue”, said: “Litter dropped in a British street is a horror show for wildlife, so many animals are injured and even die from the things we throw away.”

All helpers would be voluntary but all equipment will be provided.

The event starts at Foakes Hall car park at 9.30am on Saturday, March 4.