Communities have come out in force to take part in the 'Great British September Clean', in support of the Great British Spring Clean by Keep Britain Tidy, which was rescheduled because of coronavirus restrictions.

As well as community litter picks, an accompanying anti-litter campaign has been a huge success, with volunteers taking part from across all parts of the district, who together in nine events have collected over 111 bags of litter.

Bin bags

Thank you to all that took part in the following event locations:

  • St Ives
  • Fenstanton
  • St Neots
  • Sawtry
  • Hemingford Grey
  • Hinchingbrooke Country Park
  • Wistow
  • Elton
  • Houghton

Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment Marge Beuttell said: "Despite the restrictions in place due to coronavirus, I am really pleased to see such a great turnout by communities from across the district. Every little really does help in the fight against litter which is so harmful to animals and our precious environment."

Due to a high level of engagement we have also extended our Parks Poetry Challenge until Monday 19 October, where poetry inspired by our parks and open spaces can be entered for a chance to be displayed within our parks. We have had some wonderful entries so far and we would love to see more.

If you would like to organise your own community litter pick, please email us at litterminimisation@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or visit the Community Litter Picks page.

Parks Poetry Challenge poster