RESIDENTS can help give Rugby a spring clean by joining the Community Clear Up Day.
The council has backed Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign to spruce up the country on the first day of spring – Saturday March 21.
Rugby Borough Council environment spokeswoman Coun Sally Bragg said: “The council invests a lot of time and money in keeping Rugby clean and green throughout the year but this spring time push to involve residents, whether it be in a parish or urban area, will help clear the rubbish dropped by the irresponsible minority.
“A Community Clear Up Day gives everyone a chance to show we care about our shared environment and take pride in the borough we live in.”
The council can provide rubbish bags, gloves and pickers to volunteers – and can arrange to collect the rubbish at the end of the event.
Contact the council’s environmental protection team on (01788) 533857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit www.keepbritaintidy.org to download posters and banners to promote clear-up events.
* A COMMUNITY litter pick takes places in New Bilton next week to support the area’s Big Tidy Up campaign.
Volunteers will clear up the area on Thursday March 19.
The campaign has been launched by Love Where You Live, part of New Bilton Community Association.
Volunteers should meet at the Indian Community Centre in Edward Street at 10.45am for a briefing, with the pick itself running from 11am-2pm. Rugby Borough Council provides equipment for volunteers.