Great British September Clean 2020

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.

C‌ommunity Clean-ups 2020

Lowdham community clean-up

Sunday 13 September 10am to 12pm

  • Meet at Lowdham Community Centre car park off Old Tannery Drive 
  • Please bring your own gloves
  • Volunteers can work in a family and friends group of up to 6 people
  • Event contact is Chris Statham


Saturday 19 September 1pm to 3.30pm

  • Meet outside the Methodist Church
  • Please bring your own gloves, high viz if you have one and a drink
  • Volunteers can work in a family and friends group of up to 6 people
  • Event organisers are Green Southwell and Southwell Lions

Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe

Staythorpe - Wednesday 15 September at 3pm meeting at Bahay Gardens, Staythorpe

Averham – Saturday 19 September at 10am meeting at Staythorpe Road

Kelham- Saturday 19 September at 2pm, volunteers are asked to assemble at the post box on the Ollerton Road

Two Wombles will be able helping with the litter pick and a small reward will be given to young litter pickers and the young at heart who spot the Wombles.

Organised by Averham Kelham and Staythorpe 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

‌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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01636 650000

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