WEST Oxfordshire District Council is supplying litter bags as part of a national campaign.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean launched yesterday, with litter pickers asked to gather in groups of six or less.

Norman MacRae, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Understandably how we do things this year has to be a little bit different.

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“While residents aren’t able to collect litter picking kits from us just yet, as our offices remain closed, we are ready to supply them with bags and arrange for our contractor to pick up the collected litter.

“Litter is a persistent and unsightly problem across our district. Deliberate littering is not only anti-social but it is harmful to environment and our wildlife and is costly to remove.”

Each year, the council collects more than 400 tonnes of street litter and spends in excess of £1m on street cleaning.

The clean runs until Sunday, September 27.

Anyone wanting sacks or to arrange a collection of litter should call 01993 861000 or email: enquiries@westoxon.gov.uk