There's still time to enter the Great Cotswolds Clean up competition!

Release date: 18 April 2017

Building on the success of last year’s ‘Clean for the Queen’ prize competition, Cotswold District Council has been inviting community groups to smarten up their neighbourhoods and possibly share in a £1,000 prize fund.

The Council is running a Great Cotswolds Clean up competition which continues until Sunday 30 April.  Schools, community groups and other volunteers (such as brownies) are being encouraged to carry out a litter pick, take ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs, and also give an indication of how they might sustain progress to continue reducing litter in their areas.  The launch of the competition coincided with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British clean up weekend in early March, and CDC obtained thousands of branded sacks from the organisation to distribute to volunteer litter pickers.

There will be three prizes on offer in the CDC competition (£500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third) and applying to enter couldn’t be simpler – just email or call 01285 623123 and provide the location scheduled for a litter pick, together with the name of a community representative who is willing to liaise with the Council.  We will expect that person to take the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of the area being tidied. It would also be useful if we could have details about the size of the work party.  When the competition concludes, the representative should be prepared to meet a panel of CDC judges at the clean-up location to assist them in assessing the improvements.

We can supply bags, pickers, gloves and high visibility jackets for clean-up work.  We can also arrange for Ubico Ltd to make special collections of filled bags after litter picks. Please call 01285 623123 if you require assistance with equipment or collection of filled bags.

Winners of the competition will be required to spend the prize money on improving or maintaining the appearance of their community.


Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road