You can create change with the Great British Spring Clean 2020

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

Get ready for the Great British Spring Clean!

Friday 20 March to Monday 13 April 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.

Local litter picking events 2019

Join the #litterheroes and get involved!

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.

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

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.

Newark Striders Running Club volunteers out plogging

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.

2019 events

  • 3 June meet Nettl  for Appletongate, down to the station, Friary Road and Barnbygate, Sleaford Road etc
  • 21 June meet and route to be confirmed
  • 9 July meet at Millgate to do along the riverside down to Waitrose
  • 15 July meet and route to be confirmed 
  • 2 August meet after Newark Business Club to go along the river
  • 14 August meet and route to be confirmed 
  • 4 September meet on Albert Street to do Victoria, Portland Street, Boundary Road, Albert Street, London Road
  • 7 October meet at Macdonald’s to do Lincoln Road
  • 6 November meet at the Tawny Owl Pub to do Balderton
  • 6 December meet after Newark Business Club to do the Industrial estate

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.

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

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