Published: Monday, 20th February 2017

Join the campaign to clean up your local area from 3 to 5 March 2017.

We want individuals, communities and schools to come together and litter-pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean. It is a campaign with one simple ambition: to bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our local areas.

Events taking place during the weekend

Friday 3 March:

  • Haimo School.

Saturday 4 March:

  • Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks
  • Thames21 and Peabody.

Sunday 5 March:

  • Friends of Twinkle Park and Charlotte Turner Gardens
  • Friends of Shrewsbury Park
  • Friends of Rockliffe Gardens
  • Blackwall Lane Clear Up.

'Did you know?' poster competition

The Royal Borough is especially calling on children to take part in a clean-up of their local area or our 'Did you know?' poster competition. Every child who takes part in either activity will receive a badge.

We are working hard to drive out littering and this is a great way to encourage residents to either participate in a litter pick near them or organise their own in the local community with help from the Council.

Delivering a litter-free borough

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "The Great British Spring Clean provides a great opportunity for residents, schools and local businesses to rally together and deliver a litter free borough.

"It also provides a valuable chance to promote our Environment Champions scheme and the hard work of volunteers working with us all year round to tackle littering, fly-tipping and enviro-crime."

Great opportunity for young people to join in

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This is a great opportunity for our enthused young people to participate in an exciting, national anti-littering campaign.

"We will be working closely with our schools on a range of exciting activities throughout the Great British Spring Clean event to emphasise our collective commitment to caring for the environment."