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COUNCIL’S GREAT COTSWOLD CLEAN UP COMPETITION

COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL – COUNCIL’S GREAT COTSWOLDS CLEAN UP COMPETITION BEGINS ON 2ND MARCH 2018.

Now in its third year, Cotswold District Council’s ‘Great Cotswolds Clean Up’ prize competition will get underway on Friday 2nd March 2018. The Council is inviting community groups to clean up their neighbourhoods and possibly share in a £1,000 prize fund.

From Friday 2nd March until Sunday 29th April, schools, community groups and other volunteers (such as brownies) are being encouraged to:-

* carry out a litter pick in their communities
* take ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs
* indicate how they would use the prize money to enhance their environment

The launch of the competition coincides with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean weekend which has done so much to raise awareness of this issue nationally.

There will be three prizes on offer in the Cotswold District Council competition (£500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third).

Applying to enter is very simple, just email cdc@cotswold.gov.uk (mailto:cdc@cotswold.gov.uk) or call 01285 623 123 and provide the location of your litter pick, together with the name of a community representative who is willing to liaise with the Council. We will expect that person to take the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of the area being tidied and provide details of the size of the work party. When the competition concludes, a panel of CDC judges will draw up a short-list and visit the finalists to assess the work done.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Environment looks forward to the event:

“There are so many residents who are enthusiastic about keeping the Cotswolds clean and tidy, and last year’s competition entrants clearly had a lot of fun in the process. Running this prize competition is a small gesture to thank everyone for their efforts.

We can supply bags, pickers, gloves and high visibility jackets for clean-up work, and it will help our environmental team if volunteers could stagger the take-up over the duration of the competition so that we can use our resources to best effect. We can also arrange for Ubico Ltd to make special collections of filled bags after litter picks. Please call 01285 623 123 if you require assistance with equipment or collection of filled bags”.

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