Get ready for Hitchin’s Big Spring Clean
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or check the Hitchin Forum website: www.hitchinforum.org.uk.