A series of spring cleans around the city has been organised as part of this weekend’s Great British Spring Clean – and Cityclean is putting its services at the disposal of anyone wishing to organise more.
Costumes ( hi-vis jackets) and equipment (gloves litter pickers, brooms and sacks) will be provided for anyone wanting to help rid the city of unsightly rubbish.
Events are already being planned in Brighton and Hove as part of the year’s Great British Spring Clean, organised by the Keep Britain Tidy group, in parks and open spaces from Bevendean to Stoneham.
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.”
Residents, communities and businesses are being invited to come forward and volunteer to clean up their local area. The council has 6,000 special Great British Spring Clean sacks available for community clean up events and the council will be designating special drop off points for sacks of rubbish collected at events.
Cityclean is happy for residents to arrange and run their own event, but can provide an member of staff to co-ordinate if needed.
The council can also provide posters for communities and businesses to promote their events.
Clear-ups already organised are:
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
Stoneham Park Spring Clean
March 4 – 10am to 12 noon
Meeting point: Stoneham Park
Organiser – Friends of Stoneham Park
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
Wish Park Spring Clean
March 4 – 10am to 11.30am
Meeting point: Saxon Road Pavilion, Wish Park (Aldrington Recreation Ground)
Organiser: Sarah O’Dair
Blakers Park Spring Clean
March 5 – 10am to 11am
Meeting point: Blakers Park Clock
Organiser: Friends of Blakers Park
Brunswick and Adelaide Community Tidy Up
March 4 – 11am to 1pm
Meeting point: Waterloo Street Community Garden
Organiser: Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the national campaign visit: www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk