Creating change with the Great British Spring Clean 2020

Save the date for the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign. 

Friday 11 September to Sunday 27 September 2020

You are all #litterheros

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Great British Spring Clean change of date

Thank you #LitterHeroes

The Great British Spring Clean has been rescheduled to 11 to 27 September 2020

Thank you to all the local groups who have already completed a community clean-up.

To everyone with events in the diary for the next few weeks we hope that that instead of cancelling your clean-ups, you look to reschedule for the new campaign period.

C‌ommunity Clean-ups 2020

Rainworth and Blidworth community clean-ups

Saturday 19 July 10am to 12pm

Saturday 17 October 10am to 12pm

Meeting at the the Nottingham Hospice Charity Shop, Main Road, Blidworth or Rainworth Youth and Community Centre, Kirklington Road, Rainworth

  • Collect your pickers and kit
  • Go picking with friends, in a team or by yourself
  • Meet up around 12 to drop off your rubbish and kit
  • Collect your free hot bacon or sausage cob at BJ’s bakery or Rainworth Youth Centre

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.

Win a Co-op crew to help you clean up your community!

The Co-op has joined forces with Keep Britain Tidy for this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

It runs from 20 March to 13 April and you can be part of it.

Visit the Co-op website to win help with cleaning up your local area. They will support your community clean-up event by providing food and drink to keep everyone going, provide Co-op volunteers to help out and provide t-shirts and equipment.

#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.

Plogging with Newark Striders Running Club

Newark Striders are taking care of Newark with a monthly plogging run (picking up litter while jogging).

Around 20 members of the running club regularly volunteer their time to help collect litter in Newark and the surrounding areas while keeping fit and having fun with friends.

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.

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.

For more information contact district councillor Linda Tift

Little Carlton Community Volunteers

‌In February community volunteers from Little Carlton 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!

The volunteers are planning further events throughout the year and they always welcome new helpers.


Volunteers from Little Carlton with bags of litter that they have collected.

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