Save the date! Great British Spring Clean 2021

28 May to 13 June 2021

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages and countryside.

Each year Keep Britain Tidy inspires thousands of people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

So grab your litter-pickers and get ready - 2021 is going to be our biggest year yet!  

Everyone involved is a #litterhero

Local c‌ommunity clean-ups

  • Let us know the dates of your community clean-ups

Wigsley, Harby and Thorney

Sunday 23 May 10.30am to 12.30pm

A community clean-up within all three villages, everyone welcome

More details via the WH&T Going Green website or email

Meeting at the village hall in Harby, the village noticeboard in Wigsley and the play park in Thorney. 


Saturday 29 May

10am to 12pm meeting at Parfitt Drive Car Park

A community clean-up with volunteers from the village and help from Southwell Lions

More details via Farnsfield Community Green Spaces


Organiser Lesley Healy


Saturday 29 May

10am to 4pm

Contact Collingham Parish Council


Sunday 30 May

10am to 12pm Meeting at the Community Centre Car Park on Southwell Road.

Organiser Christine Statham


Saturday 5 June

1pm to 4pm Meeting at the Saracen’s Head Hotel car park

Organised by Green Southwell with help from Southwell Lions.

A community clean-up across the town, everyone welcome. Pick your own route.


Rainworth and Blidworth

Saturday 5 June

Contact Rainworth Community Action Hub


Saturday 5 June 10am to 12pm meeting on Millgate (Huddlestones Wharf)

Organised by Newark in Bloom with help from the Lincolnshire Co-op.



Saturday 12 June 10am to 12pm meeting on Victoria Street (Co-op carpark)

Organised by Newark in Bloom with help from the Lincolnshire Co-op.


Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe

Weekend of 12 and 13 June

Contact the village parish councils

South Clifton

Saturday 12 June

Meeting at the sports pavilion carpark from 1pm

Contact South Clifton Parish Council

How we can help with your litter picking events

If you, your parish council, school or local community group would like to organise a voluntary litter picking event in your area, we can support you by providing equipment, black bags and high visibility vests. We can also collect the bags of litter at the end of your event.

Please call us on 01636 650000, if you would like bags and need to arrange a collection.

We recommend the use of gloves and litter-pickers where possible.

#Cleaner #Safer #Greener

We want more businesses, community groups and individuals to take pride in their community and not drop litter.

Whether it’s as simple as picking up a piece of litter on your walk to the local shops, raising awareness of litter prevention or organising a litter pick in your local area, your support helps make the district a cleaner environment for everyone to enjoy.

Newark in Bloom

Did you know Newark in Bloom has been gold award winners in 2017, 2018 and 2019!

As well as regular litter picking the group supports the up-keep of the riverside, town centre, cemetery, museum gardens, castle area, Sconce and Devon Park and residential areas around the town. They work with schools, put up bird and bat boxes and partner with local wildlife organisations on behalf of the town.

Follow the progress of this year’s campaign and support the group with their efforts to care for the green spaces across Newark by following their Facebook page.

Farnsfield Community Spaces

Farnsfield Community Spaces is a volunteer group that helps look after the village keeping it clean and tidy. They plant up and look after the village flower troughs, plant spring bulbs, litter pick and help prepare for the annual best kept village competition and other village events.

If you would like to join Farnsfield Community Spaces please contact Lesley Healy

Your name will be added to the community spaces mailing list. You will be sent updates on events and invitations to get involved. Dates for village clean-ups and litter picking are also advertised on the Farnsfield Parish Council website and Facebook page.

Green Southwell and Southwell Lions

Green Southwell and Southwell Lions together with volunteers from local church groups regularly undertake community clean-ups in Southwell.

To keep an eye on dates and arrangements follow the Green Southwell Facebook page.

Keep Newark Tidy

Keep Newark Tidy is a small group of local volunteers and members of Newark Business Club who litter pick once a month in Newark.

Follow their Facebook page to find out how to get involved and the date for the next litter-picking outing.

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

If you are a parent manager of a local Duke of Edinburgh team and would like to consider litter picking for your group please get in touch.

Our waste management team will act as the assessor for your volunteer group and we can supply black bags and pick up the collected rubbish.

Local Duke of Edinburgh students litter picking near Southwell

People of Peace Rainworth and Blidworth (POP)

The People of P.E.A.C.E (People Enthusiastic About Community and the Environment) aim to bring people together from Rainworth and Blidworth for project work and local good causes.

The group meets every few months at Sam’s Workplace, on Preston Road in Rainworth at 7pm.

Projects include lighting up the community for Christmas in Rainworth and regular community litter picks.

Little Carlton Community Volunteers

‌Community volunteers from Little Carlton regularly collect litter along the main road running through the village. In February 2020 they collected over 40 bags of road-side rubbish from the A616 near to the village, Kelham Lane and Crow Lane. They really are litter heroes!

In February 2021 Charles Brightmore and his daughter collected a further 16 black bags of rubbish from the road-side verges around Little Carlton.


Charles Brightmore and his 4 year old daughter in Little Carlton

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