Keep Britain Tidy has postponed its Great British Spring Clean event until 11-27 September 2020, including its planned clean-ups.

On Keep Britain Tidy’s website, it states that it was “blown away” by the support from everyone – volunteers, local authorities, charities and businesses – for the Great British Spring Clean.

It said: “With more than 650,000 volunteers promising to give us their time, the enthusiasm and excitement it has generated has exceeded all our expectations.

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“However, our first priority is to make sure everyone stays safe and well so, with no small measure of sadness, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Great British Spring Clean until September and will be running the Great British September Clean from September 11-27.”

Coca-Cola European Partners is a major supporter of the initiative and invested in getting retailers to sign up to host their own clean-up events. A spokesperson said: “We have been so pleased by the support customers have already shown for this year’s Great British Spring Clean and hope that they get behind it again later in the year, when we will be on hand to support once again.

“The Great British September Clean will have an even greater role to play in uniting communities after these difficult times – giving people an opportunity to come together and show their support, to help #KeepBritianTidy.

“Anyone who has established plans to host clean-ups that they wish to continue with, should litter-pick in line with KBT’s safety guidelines and be sure to align with the latest guidance from government.”