This year, Keep Britain Tidy is running a Great British Spring Clean campaign over the weekend of Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March. The aim is for communities to get involved in tidying up their open spaces after a long winter, and to assist in preparing our parks for all to enjoy throughout the summer season.

Huntingdonshire District Council, Huntingdon Town Council and numerous Parish Councils have teamed up to organise a series of community events in March and April. Huntingdonshire District Council is holding two events on Saturday 4 March, so if you are free between 10.30am and 12.30pm, come and join in at Spring Common, Huntingdon (meet at the entrance near One Leisure swimming pool), or at Stukeley Meadows between 1.30pm and 4pm (meet at the entrance off Wertheim Road), and help make a difference.

All the bagged litter on the day will be collected by the council’s Street Cleansing team and safety disposed of.

If you can spare a few hours to join us, to make a difference and have fun along the way, please come along in outdoor clothing suitable for the weather, long trousers and wellingtons or strong footwear. Please also bring your gardening gloves if you have them.

Cllr Jim White, Executive Councillor for Operations, said: "This promises to be a great family event that will be both fun and rewarding. After a long winter, as any gardener will know, it’s always a big task to return our open spaces to a high standard for all to enjoy. The Great British Spring Clean is a national initiative, but will make a real difference locally and help make Huntingdon a cleaner, greener place to enjoy as well as a safe environment for both families and wildlife."

There are also other Great British Spring Clean events taking place throughout the months of March and April. Please see local newsletters for further information on the events near you as Scout groups, the WI, Rotary groups and other community and youth groups will be glad of your help.

Organisers of local clean-ups are asked to contact Street Cleansing Manager, Charlie Wilkins for advice, or to borrow any litter pickers and gloves. Email charlie.wilkins@huntingdonshire.gov.uk