Roll up your sleeves it’s spring clean time

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SPRING has sprung and it’s time to get Bicester clean!

Thirty organisations and individuals from across Cherwell district have signed up to take part in this year’s spring clean.

The event launched on March 18 and will continue until Monday, May 9 during which hundreds of rubbish sacks will be filled.

Spring clean is a regular feature and in recent years has led to more than a tonne of refuse being cleared from roadsides, hedges and streets.

Among the organisations signing up for this year are Bure Park Residents’ Association, which held its spring clean on Saturday and 22 parish councils.

Cherwell District Council’s environmental services development manager, Gabi Kaiser, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get out in the sunshine and demonstrate pride in their communities.

“A large number of parish councils get involved in the event every year along with the occasional residents’ association.

“Even some schools sign up, teaching youngsters that if they avoid littering in the first place there would be far less to clean up.”

Litter and dog fouling always top the list when the council asks residents for their priorities so taxpayer money is spent cleaning up the district’s streets.

Cherwell provides all participants with gloves, black rubbish sacks, recycling bags and litter pickers. For safety they can also be loaned high-visibility jackets.

To find out more or take part in this year’s spring clean email gabi.kaiser@cherwell-dc.gov.uk or call her on 01295 221962.