Litter-pickers launch annual spring clean

Litter-pickers launch annual spring clean for blighted high streets and green spaces

  • Annual clean will tackle litter, graffiti, and broken windows blighting high streets
  • The Greener Britain Parks fund will help create new park facilities in England 
  • The national clean follows Daily Mail’s Great British Spring Clean litter pick  
  • A national Spring Clean has been announced alongside a £30million parks fund as part of the levelling up strategy.

    It follows the Daily Mail’s Great British Spring Clean litter pick and the Mail on Sunday’s Save Our Parks campaign.

    The annual clean will tackle litter, graffiti and broken windows blighting high streets. 

    It will benefit from the Community Payback scheme, getting people sentenced to unpaid work to revive communities. 

    Campaign: Pupils Francesca Podmore (left), 8, and Matilda Griffiths, 6, pick litter on a walk in Cheshire

    Campaign: Pupils Francesca Podmore (left), 8, and Matilda Griffiths, 6, pick litter on a walk in Cheshire

    The Greener Britain Parks fund will help create new park facilities in England, particularly for young families, according to government sources.

    And £9million is available from the levelling up parks fund to create more than 100 parks for those deprived of green space. 

    The Mail’s campaign with Keep Britain Tidy helped to clear litter in the pandemic, while The Mail on Sunday’s aimed to improve 27,000 parks.

    Thousands of parks are falling into disrepair or under threat of being sold to developers. More than 2.25million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK each day.