Chesterfield residents are being encouraged to take part in a local community ‘clean up’ as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
The Great British Spring Clean campaign, an initiative from Keep Britain Tidy, is running from Friday 20 March to Monday 13 April and aims to bring people across the country together to help tidy our streets, parks and countryside.
As part of the Great British Spring Clean, Chesterfield Borough Council’s tenant participation team has organised five litter picks across the borough, encouraging community groups and individuals to join the campaign and lend a hand.
The litter picks will take place at:
Loundsley Green – Friday 20 March – meet at Loundsley Green Community Centre Newbold Moor – Wednesday 25 March – meet at the bus stop on Racecourse Road/Mountcastle Walk Littlemoor – Friday 27 March – meet outside the shops, Littlemoor Centre Mastin Moor – Tuesday 7 April – meet at Eventide Rest Room Holme Hall – Thursday 9 April – meet at Holme Hall Community Hub
Each litter pick will start at 11am and finish at 12:30pm. Litter pickers, high visibility jackets and gloves will be provided for everyone taking part.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “We are proud to be continuing our support for the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ campaign once again and we want as many people as possible to get involved with this year’s events.
“We held five events last year as part of the initiative and welcomed 107 people from across the borough who together collected 125 bags of rubbish. This year we would love to see even more people get involved and help us collect even more litter.
“Keeping our communities clean and tidy is one of our priorities and involving local residents helps us to build a strong community through communication and teamwork. In 2019 our tenant participation team distributed free litter picking kits to local community groups and schools to allow them to arrange their own community litter picks and help keep Chesterfield tidy.”
If community groups want to get involved and organise their own events, they can borrow litter picking equipment from the council.
To find out more about how to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean or other future litter picks in Chesterfield, contact the tenant participation team on 01246 345147 or firstname.lastname@example.org