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.
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 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.
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.