AN ENVIRONMENTAL charity's flagship event, which was postponed in March as the country went into lockdown, relaunched on September 11.

Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean has returned, renamed as the Great British September Clean.

The aim of the campaign is to get as many people as possible out and about clearing up the litter that blights every part of the country, from the cities to the beaches.

Keep Britain Tidy Deputy CEO, Richard McIlwain said: "Over the summer, as lockdown eased, we saw an epidemic in littering, particularly in our parks and on our beaches.

"This campaign is about encouraging everyone to do their bit to clean up our beautiful country and make a difference to our environment.

"Litter-picking quickly transforms an area from one that looks neglected into a place that people can feel proud of. At the same time, this act of caring sends a loud, clear message to those that selfishly throw their rubbish on the ground that it is not acceptable."

To find out how you can get involved in the September Clean and stay safe at the same time, visit: