Tidy Up Cheltenham joins the Great British Spring Clean

Wednesday January 1, 2020

As part of the BID’s Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign, we are joining forces with Cheltenham Litter Picksies and Cheltenham Borough Council to support the Great British Spring Clean 2020. 

From March 20 to April 13, businesses, community groups, schools, local authorities and individuals are being encouraged to go out and collect and safely dispose of litter from streets, parks and beaches. 

Led by Keep Britain Tidy, this annual campaign seeks to inspire over half a million people to join forces.   

We know it’s the responsibility of the local council to ensure that bins are provided, emptied regularly and that daily street cleaning takes place.  We also realise that they sometimes face many challenges in doing this – not least in educating the public about the impact of dropping litter so we all need to take some responsibility for keeping Cheltenham tidy. 

We’d like to see BID businesses joining in with the Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign and signing up to do at least half an hour of tidying up outside their business during the Great British Spring Clean. 

The projects we have undertaken so far as part of our campaign have been well received by the public and businesses have been enthusiastic about getting involved. The Regent Street clean up saw many businesses join in and offer their services on the day. Boots Alley (Albion Walk) and Post Office Lane now have regular clean ups and businesses have taken responsibility for keeping the areas tidy.

Please email Belinda Hunt at belinda@cheltenhambid.co.uk if you would be willing to make a difference to the area outside your business.