Steve Double MP to get stuck into tidying local beaches for Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, 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 22nd to April 23rd, will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.

The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.

Commenting, Steve said:

“Cornwall leads the way with community based litter picks and beach cleans. With our miles of beautiful beaches and rural vistas it is more important than ever that we all do our bit to love where we live and keep Cornwall tidy.”

“I have been honoured to take part in dozens of community clear ups around Mid-Cornwall since becoming MP and will be working with Keep Britain Tidy and local volunteers to organise and participate in events during the Great British Spring Clean. Check the events section on my website www.stevedouble.org.uk for more details soon.”

“Please come along and support one of our events or take time while walking the dog, picking your children up, or visiting the beach to remove just one piece of litter and make where we live better for everyone.”

Commenting, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:

“The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference.”

“Regardless of politics, everyone can agree that tackling the litter pollution that despoils our country is something we should all support and it is fantastic to have the support of Steve help us reach our target of getting 500,000 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