Northumberland streets and public spaces will soon be cleaner thanks to an annual clean-up campaign.

The county council is supporting the Great British Spring Clean campaign which urgers residents to participate in the mass action litter pick across the county.

The campaign by Keep Britain Tidy, which runs from March 15 to 31, calls on people to participate in the #BigBagChallenge where individuals pick at least one bag of litter from streets, parks, beauty spots and beaches.

This action aims to protect communities and wildlife habitats.

Hexham Courant: The campaign runs from March 15 to 31

Councillor Colin Horncastle, cabinet member for Looking After Our Environment, said: "Protecting our natural environment is a real priority for this Council and we want everyone to play their part in keeping our county clean.

"Whether it’s the local park, green space, beach or just the local streets we'd encourage as many people as possible to get involved and we’ll support them with the right equipment."

Bagged litter can be placed in the general household bins, with recyclables separated.

Large amounts can be arranged with the Northumberland County Council for collection via email at

The campaign is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, chief executive at Keep Britain Tidy, said: “The Great British Spring Clean is a fantastic way for councils to support residents to really show their pride in where they live, and connect with like-minded people, while taking serious and immediate action to protect the environment on their doorstep.”

Residents can get involved by pledging their participation at  and using the hashtags #GBSpringClean #BigBagChallenge.