Andrew calls for a Wiltshire Spring Clean

Andrew has attended the parliamentary launch of The Great British Spring Clean, calling on schools, businesses and community groups to get outdoors, get active and help clear up South West Wiltshire.

The Great British Spring Clean follows on from last year’s very successful Clean for The Queen campaign and brings together many of the anti-litter organisations in the UK, including companies such as Costa Coffee, McDonald’s and Lidl.

Community groups including parish councils, residents’ associations, Girl Guides and Brownies and Scout and Cub troops are encouraged to organise their own litter pick or event in the coming weeks or over the campaign’s big clean weekend over 3rd-5th March.

Andrew said: 'I wanted to help with The Great British Spring Clean as it is really important to encourage people to go out and clean up their communities. The initiative also provides a useful opportunity to raise awareness of the problems litter causes. I am really hoping people in South West Wiltshire will get behind the campaign.'

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton, commented: 'It was fantastic to see Dr Andrew Murrison come out and support our campaign. The Great British Spring Clean is about getting all Britons who care about their environment to take action and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of people out and about, contributing to cleaning up their communities on 3rd, 4th and 5th of March.'