The Great British Spring Clean Campaign for 2019, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, is taking place from the 22 March till the 23 April.

Last year, over 370,000 volunteers joined forces at over 13,000 events across the UK to take a stand against litter. The campaign encourages volunteers, community groups and businesses to help improve the environment through targeting litter and particularly plastic waste.

As in previous years Ashington Town Council organised a number of litter picks across the town, in partnership with Northumberland County Council, to support the 2019 campaign as follows;

Wansbeck Riverside  Wednesday 3 April  (18 bags of rubbish with plastics & metals collected)

Peoples Park  Thursday 4 April   (18 bags of rubbish collected)

Ashington Community Woodland  Friday 5 April  (34 bags of rubbish collected)

Paddock Wood in North Seaton  Saturday 6 April  (28 bags of rubbish with plastics & metals collected)

The Hirst Area  Sunday 7 April  (14 bags of rubbish collected)

Over 50 volunteers have supported the effort, in Ashington, supported by Town and County Council staff as well as Cllrs. Marjorie Chambers, Matthew Cuthbert, Jim Lang, Ken Parry and Tom Wilson. In the photograph are some of the volunteers, at the Hirst area litter pick, with Cllr. Ken Parry.

Ashington Town Council would like to thank all those who have volunteered to support the Campaign as well as Northumberland County Council, Friends of Ashington Community Woods and Heart of the Hirst Tenant & Residents Group for their support.

For more information on the Campaign visit www.keepbritaintidy.org