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Keep Britain Tidy is calling on the residents of Craven

Take part in the 'Show the World' big tidy up ahead of the Olympic torch relay which comes to Skipton on 24th June.

For 70 days the iconic flame will be carried through villages, towns and cities across the UK and, with the eyes of the world watching the action unfold, we need our country to look clean and litter-free.

Show The World is the national summer clean-up ran by Keep Britain Tidy and is part of the Love Where You Live campaign - is an opportunity for everyone to do their bit during this summer's celebrations and "show the world" how proud you are of the area you live in.

The actual torch relay route will be cleansed by local council street cleaners but Keep Britain Tidy  need your help in tidying up the following areas:

  • Public footpaths which spectators and visitors will use to travel to the torch route
  • Grass verges and canal towpaths close to the route
  • Playing fields, recreational areas and parks

It doesn't matter how long you clean for, whether you clean just around your local streets or take your litter-picking further afield. Whatever the time or distance, every piece of litter you pick up will help us to show the billions of people watching the Olympic Games around the world that we strive for a cleaner, tidier environment.

Every team that registers for a Big Tidy Up Kit will be given log in details to their very own Show the World webpage where they can upload pictures of their colleagues, friends and family in action and record the following information:

  • How many people took part
  • How many bags of rubbish were collected
  • How much distance was covered on the Big Tidy Up (half a mile, one mile lap around your neighbourhood etc)

We want as many people as possible to report back to us so please let us know how you get on.

To help make a difference, please order your Big Tidy Up kit, which includes tabards, refuse sacks and limited-edition Show the World wristbands, from

Orders take approximately seven days to be processed.

We suggest that participating teams complete their Big Tidy Up a couple of days before the torch passes through their area.

If you have any questions or would like further information please email