North East Lincolnshire Council is launching a new poster competition as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.
The Council is inviting people of all ages to come up with designs for Posters in the Park to remind people to put litter in a bin or take it home.
Four winners will win a £50 shopping voucher and have their posters displayed in parks and other places this summer. Find out more and download an entry form below.
How to enter
Draw your design on an A4 or A3 piece of paper – it needs to be the tall way up. Try and include the words ‘Put litter in a bin or take it home’.
Download and print a copy of the entry form and send it with your artwork to: Posters in the Park competition, Environmental Education Team, Doughty Road Depot, Doughty Road, Grimsby DN32 0LL
Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 18 June 2021. All entrants must live in North East Lincolnshire.
Full terms and conditions are included on the entry form.
Help keep the area clean
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“People love spending time in parks and open spaces, so we’re launching this competition to encourage everyone to look after them.
“Most people put their litter in a bin or take it home, unfortunately some people have forgotten how to use a bin and insist on messing up the place.”
Cllr Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, added:
“Litter can wash into water courses and will harm wildlife. Plastics and other litter left on beaches is harmful to marine life.
“Enter this new competition and your artwork could be used to help remind others to put litter in the bin and keep North East Lincolnshire clean. You could also win a £50 shopping voucher.”
Great British Spring Clean
The Great British Spring Clean runs from 28 May to 13 June 2021 and calls on the public to pledge to clean-up and help the charity achieve a million miles of litter-picking.
This year’s campaign comes as Keep Britain Tidy has reported a massive increase in the number of people who have started litter-picking during the various lockdowns. It has seen the number of #LitterHeroes grow by a third in less than 12 months.
Pledge to get involved today at www.keepbritaintidy.org/gbspringclean.
If you are organising a group litter pick in North East Lincolnshire, let the Council know by completing the online form at www.nelincs.gov.uk/litter-picks.