Dr Liam Fox MP backs Great British Spring Clean environmental campaign

Dr Liam Fox MP backs Great British Spring Clean environmental campaign

The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP has pledged his support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.  The campaign, which runs from March 20th to April 13th, will see up to 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.  The Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live and in 2019 more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish.

Dr Liam Fox, MP for North Somerset said “Keep Britain Tidy's research shows that people are more likely to litter where litter is present.  Small actions can make a big difference. Take part in this years Great British Spring Clean and help clean our streets, parks and beaches in North Somerset”.

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “The overwhelming response to last year’s Great British Spring Clean showed that there are many hundreds of thousands of people out there who love where they live and are prepared to take action to make it better for themselves, their families and their communities. “Litter is an issue that affects every corner of the country and, regardless of politics, the Great British Spring Clean is a campaign everyone can get behind. It is fantastic to have the support of Dr Liam Fox MP to help us reach our target of getting 600,000 people out, taking action to clean up every corner of the country.”

To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org

Notes to editors:

The Great British Spring Clean will run from March 20th – April 13th, 2020. It is the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign and was first run in 2017. In 2019, 563,163 volunteers took part, including more than 175,000 school children. In total, volunteers collected more than 4,300 tonnes of litter – enough to fill more 239,000 wheelie bins!

In total 17,000 events were held over the campaign period and 272 local authorities took part. The Great British Spring Clean 2020, in partnership with the Daily Mail, is made possible thanks to headline partners Co-op, Mars Wrigley, Red Bull and Wilko and is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The campaign is also supported by Clear Channel, Coca-Cola, Pepsi MAX and Walkers.