28 February 2018

Residents roll up sleeves to Spring clean the city

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.volunteers@brighton-hove.gov.uk  or telephone 01273 292929.

Other events in Brighton & Hove

Brunswick Spring Clean

Friday 2 March – 2pm to 4.30pm

Meet at the Community Garden

 

Hodshrove Woods

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

 

Stanmer Woods

Sunday 4 March, from 10am

Meeting point - Upper Lodges Car Park off Ditchling Road.

For more details email brightonandhoveway@gmail.com

 

Blakers Park Spring Clean

Sunday 4 March – 10.30am to 11.15am

Meeting point: Blakers Park Clock

Organiser: Friends of Blakers Park