Residents across the city will be rolling up their sleeves, donning their gloves and gearing up for this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
Volunteers from the council’s Tidy Up Team, members of Friends Groups and other organisations are teaming up with the council’s park rangers to take part in a month long programme of events.
The Great British Spring Clean is part of a national campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
Spring clean events in Brighton & Hove
Events in Brighton & Hove kick off with a launch on March 22 and include:
Keep Britain Tidy Great British Springclean Launch event on New Road
22 March, 10am to 2pm
Residents can sign up to take part in litter picking events in parks and open spaces across the city during the great British Spring Clean 2019.
23 March, 12 noon to 3pm
Join the Friends of Surrenden Field and council rangers for a litterpick.of the field and woodland.
24 March, 11am to 1pm
Help to keep Whitehawk Hill looking spectacular by getting involved in this litter pick as part of the Keep Britain Tidy #GB Springclean. All tools and equipment will be provided.
26 March, 11am to 2pm
The council’s Tidy Up Team and the council’s rangers are joining forces to organise a Big Tidy Up at Ladies Mile Nature reserve.
Withdean Park Making Dog Waste Bag Dispensers
27 March, 11am to 2pm
The Great British Spring Clean is not just about litter. The council’s rangers are organising events to reduce waste too. Learn how to make dog waste bag dispensers for your local park and home.
28 March, 10am to 1pm
Join the council’s rangers for a woodland tidy up. All tools and equipment will be provided. Meet by the windmill and wear practical footwear for walking in the woods.
Vale Park #GBSpringclean
30th March, 2pm to 4pm
The friends of Vale Park are organising a litter pick, supported by Brighton & Hove Rangers. All tools and equipment will be provided. Please wear sensible footwear.
30th March, 10am to 1pm
Meet at the playground at the end of Goodwood Way. Wear practical footwear and clothes.
Three Cornered Copse
30 March, 10am to 1pm
Join members of the Friends of Three Cornered Copse, regular supporters of the Great British Spring Clean, for a litter pick event.
31 March, 10am to 1pm
Following the success of last year’s event, residents are invited to join cityclean staff and the council’s rangers for Bevenclean II.
1 April, 11am to 1pm
You’d be a ‘fool’ not to come along to this litter pick at the Race Hill! Volunteers will be clearing litter from the orchard and surrounding meadows.
2 April, 11am to 2pm
Meet the council’s Rangers for a litter pick on this downland site. All tools and equipment will be provided. Please wear suitable footwear.
3 April, 11am to 2pm
Blaker’s Park is one of the cleanest and tidiest in the city thanks to Tidy Up Team volunteers. Join them to pick up litter and neaten the path edges. Brooms and edging tools will be provided.
4 April, 10am to 4pm
This litter pick is being organised by the council’s rangers in partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust as part of the Great British Spring Clean.
5 April, 11am to 2pm
Meet the council’s rangers at the end of The Causeway to take part in this litter pick in Craven Woods.
8 April, 11am to 2pm
Wellies are a must for this litter pick at Falmer Pond, organised by the council’s rangers. All tools and equipment will be provided.
9 April, 11am to 2pm
Volunteers are invited to help tidy up this lovely park on the city’s border. Tools and equipment will be provided, but please wear suitable footwear.
Falmer Road Multi-use track
10 April, 10am to 2pm
The council’s rangers and South Downs National Park staff are joining forces for a litter pick along the multi-use path that runs parallel to Falmer Road, from Woodingdean.
Horsdean Recreation Ground
14 April, 10am to 2pm
Members of sports teams, community payback, residents and rangers will be working together to litter pick and support the Great British Spring Clean.
15 April, 10.30am to 1.30pm
Meet opposite the hikers’ rest on Coldean Lane to take part in this litter pick with the council’s ranger and Friends of Coldean Woods.
20 April, 11am to 1pm
Whitehawk Hill is spectacular and you can help keep it that way by joining the rangers and taking part in this litter pick.
Preston Park Easter Egg Hunt and Rock Painting
21 April, 11am to 2pm
Design and paint a rock with a litter related message and win a prize in this Easter Egg Hunt and competition organised by the council’s rangers and Friends of Preston Park.
Make an Eco Brick Demonstration
22 April, 11am to 2pm
Join Brighton’s eco-brick maker at the Old Steine, who will be demonstrating how to create effective eco-bricks.
To sign up and take part in any of these events, visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s environment committee said: “It’s great to see communities coming together to help organise a packed programme of Great British Spring Clean events to help us tidy up our city – the biggest and best yet!
“Not only will they be improving the appearance of the city’s parks and open spaces, but encouraging other residents to take more care of their local environment too.”
Big Litter Ballot bins
City centre visitors can look out for special Big Litter Ballot bins inviting cat and dog lovers to cast their votes for their favourite pet.
The bins can be found at public spaces in the city every Friday from 11am to 2pm.
People will be asked the question: ‘Which do you prefer, cats or dogs?’ and invited to drop their litter in the relevant bin. The result of the ballot will be announced on 23 April.
The bins will be unveiled at the launch on March 22, moving to Preston Park on March 29, Dyke Road Park on April 5, The Level on April 12 and Hove Park on April 19.
Join the Tidy Up Team
There will be also plenty of opportunities during the month for residents to attend training and become a signed up member of the councils’ Tidy Up Team.
Training and induction sessions will be held at the Learning Resource Centre at Hollingdean depot on:
- 25 March
- 13 April
- 17 April
- 18 April
Join more than 150 volunteers who have already been through training and induction to receive their Litter Pick Kit, all kits are provided using money collected from fines for littering and fly-tipping.