HARROGATE WATER SPONSORS GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN MARCH 3-5
Harrogate is playing a leading role in Britain’s biggest ever clean-up campaign thanks to a partnership between Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Water.
The company is a primary sponsor of the Great British Spring Clean which officially starts on March 3 involving thousands of people cleaning up their neighbourhoods all over Britain.
Harrogate Borough Council is backing the initiative and is lending its support to Harrogate Water’s own litter pick in the Harlow Hill and Pannal Ash areas of town between 11am and 2pm on Friday March 3. The council is providing litter pickers and bags and is organising the collection of all the litter collected for disposal and recycling.
Nicky Cain of Harrogate Water said: “We think it is brilliant for Harrogate to be playing a leading role in this important national event. Our beautiful town has famously won recognition as the happiest in Britain and we are proud to be inspiring communities all over the country to take pride in their neighbourhoods and spread a little happiness.”
Michael Harrison, Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment, waste reduction and recycling, said: “Harrogate is an outstanding place to live and work and we are delighted to see the town taking part in this initiative, in association with Keep Britain Tidy.” Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones: “I meet many local and national companies who take their responsibilities to our community very seriously. Our community is stronger when people put something back, so I support this.”
Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean is about getting all those people who care about their environment to take action. We know that more than 50 per cent of people are concerned about the appearance of their local area and so we want them to feel that they can do something about it and they are not alone in caring.”
In addition to sponsoring the Great British Spring Clean, Harrogate Water’s partnership with Keep Britain Tidy includes supporting the charity through funding research, which will inform a targeted campaign to recycle plastic bottles. Bottles of Harrogate Spring and Thirsty Planet water are displaying the Tidyman logo, the world’s most famous environmental symbol.
Harrogate Water operates from one of the most environmentally efficient facilities in the UK; all its plastic and glass bottles are 100 per cent recyclable and none of the company’s waste goes to landfill.