Tidy Up Team volunteer litter pickers

Tidy Up Team is a project to enable individuals, community groups, corporate organisations, offender programs and schools to carry out various environmental improvement tasks around the city. 

Love Where You Live

Unloved and uncared for areas of our city impact on the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors. By working with volunteers, communities, organisations, businesses and schools we can make simple and achievable changes to public spaces. These include improving the area by tackling the wellbeing issues caused by litter, graffiti, overgrown vegetation and other problems.

Through the process of positive transformation, we can create a sense of civic pride. This can reduce problems such as litter and graffiti and tap into a desire not only to live in clean and attractive places but also to actively contribute to transforming, enhancing and maintaining those spaces.

Tidy Up Team supporters

If you want to find out more about how you can get involved with the Tidy Up Team then please apply to become a Tidy Up Team supporter.

As a Tidy Up Team supporter, you will receive regular information and details about Tidy Up Team activities and how you can get involved. You do not have to do anything, but if you want to get involved then the best thing you can do is to become a Tidy Up Team member.

Tidy Up Team members

To become a Tidy Up Team member you are required to attend a short training and induction session where you will receive the Tidy Up Team kit which includes:

  • litter pick stick
  • bags
  • bag hoop
  • hi-vis vest
  • first aid kit
  • gloves
  • hand cleanser
  • cleansing wipes

The training also covers health and safety information and allows you to find out how the scheme works and what you can do.

Tidy Up Team members are covered by the council's liability insurance and can carry out clean-up activities in all public spaces across the city within the bounds of the training given.

We hope that once trained, members will be able to complete at least 15 minutes of clean-up activities each week. We encourage members to do as much as they are able.

To be a Tidy Up Team member you need to be:

  • at least 18 years old and be reasonably fit and mobile
  • able to use a litter picking stick and carry a rubbish bag at the same time

After each litter picking session, we ask members to complete a simple online form to help with future litter strategies for the green spaces.

We also ask that you have a mobile phone with you while carrying out Tidy Up Team tasks and that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Join the Tidy Up Team

If you are interested in getting involved please fill out our volunteer for the Tidy Up Team form. We will contact you with details of how you can get involved as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please email communitycleanup@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 29 29 29.