Residents across the city are rolling up their sleeves ready for this year’s Great British Spring Clean weekend.
Working with support from Brighton & Hove City Council, dozens of community minded residents will be getting together to tackle litter hotspots, from parks and squares, to woodland and rights of way.
Litter picking events are taking place across the city as the council encourages 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.
Come to Preston Park for the launch of the Tidy Up Team
One event, in Preston Park on Sunday March 4, will mark the official launch of the council’s ‘Tidy Up Team.’ The Team, which trains volunteers to run litter picking events in the city, has already been making a big difference cleaning up parks and open spaces.
The Preston Park event, from 11am to 2pm will include a Silent Disco and Superhero Costume Competition with prizes including cinema tickets, vouchers, t-shirts and badges.
Organised by the council’s CityParks rangers and CityClean the event will promote the council’s anti-litter campaign and raise awareness about the problems caused by litter and especially plastic waste. Members of the Tidy Up Team will be available to answer questions and there will be opportunities for volunteers to get more information and sign up to the scheme.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “Members of the Tidy Up team are already doing a fantastic job, organising and supporting events which encourage residents to help clean up their neighbourhoods.
“The Great British Spring Clean events provide a great opportunity for us to promote the team and attract new volunteers. I hope many residents will be encouraged to give up a little of their time to make a big difference to parks and open spaces across the city.”
Anyone interested in becoming a Tidy Up Team volunteer can visit the council website and fill in an online form. They will then be added to the waiting list for a training course.
Any questions should be emailed to city parks Cityparks.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01273 292929.
Other events in Brighton & Hove
Brunswick Spring Clean
Friday 2 March – 2pm to 4.30pm
Meet at the Community Garden
Saturday 24 March – 2pm to 4pm (please note that this event has been postponed from it's original date of 3 March)
Meeting point: Playground
Stoneham Park Spring Clean - CANCELLED due to weather conditions
Saturday 3 March
Organiser - Friends of Stoneham Park
Three Cornered Copse
Saturday 3 March – 10am to 1pm
Meeting point: Meet by the Silver Birches coronation stone
Organiser - Friends of Three Cornered Copse
Sunday 4 March, from 10am
Meeting point - Upper Lodges Car Park off Ditchling Road.
For more details email email@example.com
Blakers Park Spring Clean
Sunday 4 March – 10.30am to 11.15am
Meeting point: Blakers Park Clock
Organiser: Friends of Blakers Park