Virendra Sharma MP says the ‘environment belongs to everyone’ as he calls on community to join mass litter clean-up in Ealing Southall

Virendra Sharma MP appeals to residents and businesses to pledge to pick at least one bag of litter in Ealing Southall for Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign as charity marks 70th anniversary.

Virendra Sharma has today voiced support and praise for constituents pledging to pick litter from Ealing Southall’s streets and public spaces during Britain’s favourite environmental charity’s annual campaign.

Keep Britain Tidy’s ninth Great British Spring Clean, which runs from 15-31 March this year, brings together individuals, community organisations, schools, businesses and councils in Ealing Southall to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep.

Virendra Sharma is delighted to lend his support to back the charity’s #BigBagChallenge – a plea to the public to pledge on the charity’s website to pick one bag or more of litter from streets, parks, beauty spots and beaches in order to protect our vibrant communities and precious wildlife habitats.

Virendra Sharma MP said;

“I am delighted to work with schools and amazing community organisations in Ealing Southall like LAGER Can to clean up our constituency. They are tireless, and their leadership is creating a new generation committed to keeping our community clean from the start. Their schools project, which I am so proud of working with, brings real change.”

This year’s campaign comes as Keep Britain Tidy marks its platinum anniversary, having been founded by the Women’s Institute in 1954, and the charity is highlighting that the environment ‘belongs to everyone’. People can also make a #PlatinumPledge to mark Keep Britain Tidy’s 70th year such as by picking 70 items, 70 bags or spending 70 minutes in the great outdoors litter-picking.

The charity reports that last year:

96% of participants agreed that they felt they had made a difference to their local area.

84% agreed that the Great British Spring Clean helped them to feel inspired to do more to protect the environment.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said: “We are so grateful for the ongoing support from Virendra Sharma MP and his constituents.

“The Great British Spring Clean is a fantastic way for people to really show their pride in where they live and connect with like-minded neighbours, while taking serious and immediate action to protect the environment on their doorstep.

“During this year’s campaign, we are highlighting that the environment belongs to everyone, and that everyone is welcome to join in with our activities and 70th anniversary celebrations.

“Whether it’s a pledge to pick one bag – or 70 for our anniversary – these acts of kindness will make the country a cleaner, safer place for future generations”.

Get involved in the Great British Spring Clean today by pledging at: and using the hashtags #GBSpringClean #BigBagChallenge

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