Get ready for Hitchin’s Big Spring Clean

Volunteers with the Big Hitchin Spring Clean

Volunteers with the Big Hitchin Spring Clean - Credit: Archant

A town clean-up campaign is again calling for people to join in and help transform Hitchin later this spring.

Arrangements are underway for The Big Hitchin Spring Clean, now in its sixth year – with schools, clubs, and community groups being asked to suggest areas requiring litter removal.

Previous events have been huge successes – with around 90 black bags per event filled with rubbish from a dozen sites across Hitchin.

More than 100 volunteers will be swooping on parks, recreation grounds, streets, verges and rivers during the twice yearly-event, with the latest taking place on Sunday, May 7 between 10am to 12pm.

Ellie Clarke, who is co-ordinating the town-wide spring clean told the Comet: said: “It’s a tremendous community endeavour which makes a big difference, leaving the town’s environment well spruced-up and volunteers feeling very satisfied.

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“The enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers is very gratifying.

“Some people and clubs have done it every year and their commitment is heartening – work has already started, tackling part of King George V’s playing fields.

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“We hope this year’s event will be even bigger and better.”

The Big Hitchin Spring Clean takes place on Sunday, May 7 from 10am to 12pm.

Collection bags, litter pickers and instructions are provided.

For more information or to volunteer, contact or check the Hitchin Forum website:

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