COTSWOLD District Council’s ‘Great Cotswolds Clean up’ prize competition is now underway.

The council is inviting community groups to clean up their neighbourhoods and possibly share in a £1,000 prize fund.

Until April 2, schools, community groups and others are being encouraged to carry out a litter pick in their communities, take before and after photographs and indicate how they would use prize money to enhance their environment.

The launch of the competition coincides with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean weekend.

There will be three prizes on offer in the CDC competition, £500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third.

To apply, email or call 01285 623123 and provide the location of the litter pick, together with the name of a community representative who is willing to liaise with the council.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Environment said: “There are so many residents who are enthusiastic about keeping the Cotswolds clean and tidy, and last year’s competition entrants clearly had a lot of fun in the process.

“Running this prize competition is a small gesture to thank everyone for their efforts.”