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POSTPONED: The Great British Spring Clean takes place in west Norfolk

Cllr Ian Devereux and two BCKLWN staff members litter picking in The Walks

Published: Monday, 9th March 2020

The Great British Spring Clean due to take place between 20 March and 13 April has been postponed to 11 - 27 September 2020.

As part of a national campaign, from Keep Britain Tidy, the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk are loaning clean-up kits that include grabbers, high-vis vests and waste bags to volunteers who want to tidy up their area. After the litter pick the kits will be collected and bags of waste disposed of by the borough council.

Organisers, Keep Britain Tidy, say: "Our first priority has always been making sure everyone stays safe and so we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Great British Spring Clean until September."

Cllr Ian Devereux, borough council cabinet member for Environment, said: "We are delighted to be supporting the Great British September Clean and encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part.

“Community litter picks have already been organised by groups in Boughton, Castle Rising, East Rudham, Gayton, Hardings Pits, Howard Junior School, Stradsett, Syderstone, West Lynn and West Walton. 

"We're acting as a distribution point for the litter pick kits but supplies are limited, so get in touch."

Volunteers are invited to join an arranged clean-up or host one of their own at and use the hashtag #GBSpringClean on social media during their clean-up.

Litter picking kits are available to loan to community groups throughout the year. For further details and to book please email

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