MP backs country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign

East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton has pledged his support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.


The campaign, which runs from March 22nd to April 23rd, will see up to half a million-people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.


The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.


Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said:


“The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference.


“Regardless of politics, everyone can agree that tackling the litter pollution that despoils our country is something we should all support, and it is fantastic to have the support of Paul to help us reach our target of getting 500,000 people out, taking action to clean up every corner of the country.”


Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire commented:


“I would encourage everyone to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean in East Renfrewshire in the coming months. All you need is a litter picker and a bag.


I held my first litter pick in Barrhead last year and hope to be able to take part again in the near future. East Renfrewshire doesn’t have many notable litter spots but I am sure we all know somewhere that can do with a clean-up.”