Great British Spring Clean

Volunteers from Cranleigh in Bloom gathered in the village this morning to take part in the Great British Spring Clean.

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with one simple ambition; to bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.

In 2015, one enthusiastic individual – Melissa Murdoch – had an idea to get people from all walks of life together in cleaning up the rubbish that surrounds us.

Together, with Adrian Evans, Keep Britain Tidy, Country Life Magazine and a range of supporting partners the Clean for The Queen campaign inspired 250,000 people to get involved in local clean ups through March 2016.

During March 2017, the Great British Spring Clean aims to to inspire 500,000 people across the UK to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

Here in Cranleigh, a group of 16 enthusiastic volunteers spent more than an hour collecting litter from around the village, including the Downs Link, Snoxhall Playing Fields, The Common and High Street.

We are very grateful to Waverley Borough Council for their support, providing the litter pickers and high visibility jackets, and for collecting the bags of litter following the end of the session.