West Norfolk Council is backing a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to get outside and spruce up their communities.

The first Great British Spring Clean launches this month and is expected to become an annual event.

A wide range of organisations are supporting the campaign, including Keep Britain Tidy  and National Trust.

Councillor Ian Devereux, cabinet member for environment, said: “We encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to take part. We’re acting as a distribution point for the special Great British Spring Clean rubbish sacks, so if you’d like to organise a litter pick, contact us.

“We can provide your community group with a supply of the sacks, free of charge. But supplies are limited, so act quickly.”

Call the council on 0800 258 2687 to arrange collection of the sacks.

To take part in the campaign and organise your own clean-up event, visit: www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk