28 February 2017

Residents roll up their sleeves for the Great British Spring Clean!

Residents across the city are gearing up for this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

Members of Friends Groups and other volunteers are teaming up with Brighton & Hove City Council’s parks rangers to clean up parks and open spaces this weekend (March 3 to 5.)

The national campaign is organised by the Keep Britain Tidy Group and events taking place  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!

Residents are welcome to join all the events.

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.  Equipment, including gloves litter pickers, sacks and brooms, will be provided.

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

For information about the national campaign visit: http://www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk/

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