1 March 2017

Great British Spring Clean - coming soon to a street near you!

More community groups and residents in Brighton & Hove have been signing up for this year’s Great British Spring Clean,

Working with support from Brighton & Hove City Council, residents will be getting together to tackle litter hotpots in Waterloo Street and Hodshrove Woods.

The council is encouraging residents businesses and community groups to get tough on grime and clean up the city’s litter hotspots.

Equipment, including gloves litter pickers, brooms and sacks will be provided for anyone wanting to run or take part in an event and help rid the city of unsightly rubbish. The events are part of the year’s Great British Spring Clean, organised by the Keep Britain Tidy group.

The Waterloo Street event, on Saturday March 4th ,will see residents meet in the community garden at 11am, before moving to other areas.

The Hodshrove Woods clean-up will take place on March 5 from 10am to 1pm with volunteers meeting at the play ground. This event follows last year’s successful ‘Clean for the Queen’ event which saw groups of adults and teenagers spending four hours picking up rubbish from the woodland.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “It’s great to see communities coming together to join the Great British Spring Clean and help us tidy up their neighbourhoods.
“Not only are they improving the appearance of the city, they are also encouraging residents to take more care of their local environment too.”

The council is keen to hear from anyone wanting to organise a clean-up event in their local area during March and can provide a member of staff to co-ordinate if needed. The council can also provide posters for communities and businesses to promote their events.

Anyone wanting to organise, or take part in an event should contact the Projects team on 01273 294726 or 01273 292929.  contractscityservices@brighton-hove.gov.uk

There will also be a Brighton Beach-clean on Sunday 19 March, from 2pm to 5pm. Go to our events diary entry for the Brighton Beach-clean.

Other events in Brighton & Hove Include:

The Great Bevendean Clear Up
March 3 – 10am to 1pm
Meeting point: The bottom of the steps just past Bevendean Primary School, Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean .
Organiser: Emma Keane
Come and join us between 10am and 1pm for our fun Great Bevendean Clear up day. Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be provided. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear. Accompanied children and dogs welcome

Stoneham Park Spring Clean
March 4 – 10am to 12 noon
Meeting point: Stoneham Park
Organiser - Friends of Stoneham Park
The Friends hold ‘Tidy the Park’ days several times a year . This is the Spring Clean date. Everyone is welcome.

Friends of Three Cornered Copse
March 4 – 10am to 1pm
Organiser: Ruth Baxendale
Meeting point: Meet at the bench at the bottom of the green slope by the Silver Birches
Please come along if you would like to help in clearing litter and tidying up to help improve the Three Cornered Copse

Wish Park Spring Clean
March 4 – 10am to 11.30am
Meeting point: Saxon Road Pavilion, Wish Park (Aldrington Recreation Ground)
Organiser: Sarah O'Dair
Come along to the pavilion building and join in helping clear litter from the park - bring family and friends to spruce up our wonderful park ready for the spring!

Blakers Park Spring Clean
March 5 – 10am to 11am
Meeting point: Blakers Park Clock
Organiser: Friends of Blakers Park
A great opportunity to meet up and spruce up the park for spring!