The Big Bassetlaw Spring Clean drive

A squadron of Retford Air Cadets have helped to launch this year's Big Bassetlaw Spring Clean, which runs until 5th May.
A squadron of Retford Air Cadets have helped to launch this year's Big Bassetlaw Spring Clean, which runs until 5th May.

A squadron of Retford Air Cadets have helped to launch this year’s Big Bassetlaw Spring Clean, which runs until 5th May.

The two-week annual event encourages community groups, residents, friends and individuals, with the help of Bassetlaw Council, to give their towns and villages a spring clean by organising litter picking sessions.

And the Cadets from 1403 Retford Squadron, with the support of councillors Julie and Rebecca Leigh, got this year’s event off to a flying start by giving Retford Cemetery a thorough clean up.

Cadet Josh Heath enjoyed the experience and said; “I’m glad we could take part in the Spring Clean and help to keep Retford looking nice and tidy.”

Anyone can take part in the Big Bassetlaw Spring Clean any time of the year.

The council will provide all the equipment and materials you will need and even pick the bags of litter up once you have finished.

Coun Julie Leigh, portfolio holder for environment and leisure, said: “The Spring Clean encourages groups of all ages to come along to help make Bassetlaw a cleaner, tidier and better place to live, work and play in. “

“I think that young people are often viewed quite negatively. I can confidently say that this group of young people represented the majority of thoughtful, hard-working and caring young people that I often encounter. I would like to say thank you to the Retford Air Cadets who worked hard to support this year’s event.”

To get involved in the Big Bassetlaw Spring Clean call Janette Walker on 01909 533156 or email her at Jeanette.Walker@bassetlaw.gov.uk

Anybody wishing to join the Retford Air Cadets can attend the Retford Cadet Centre on Hallcroft Road any Monday or Wednesday between 7pm–9pm or call 01777 711760 or visit the website at www.1403aircadets.moonfruit.com