South Gloucestershire Council is once again calling on volunteers to help clean up their neighbourhoods by joining its annual Spring Clean initiative.
This year’s campaign will run from Monday 11th February to Friday 10th May, when local groups, individuals, schools or town councils are invited to hold a litter pick of a targeted area in their community.
A litter pick does not have to be a big organised event – you and your friends, neighbours or family may just decide to have a clean up of your local park, street or pathway. However big or small, the council can lend out equipment to help you run your litter pick successfully.
The South Gloucestershire Spring Clean is the perfect opportunity for everyone to help keep their town, village, high street, woodland or park free from litter and clean for all to enjoy. Friends, families, neighbours, parish and town councils, community and voluntary groups, church groups, schools, students, youth clubs, scouts, cadets, brownies, guides, and businesses are all invited to take action against litter.
Volunteers can request free bin bags and gloves and can also borrow litter pickers and hoops.
Groups are asked to book any equipment required as far in advance as possible as there are limited numbers available and high demand during peak weekends throughout the Spring Clean campaign.
All items must be returned to the council after your event.
A spokesperson said:
“We provide clear bags for recyclable waste. Please separate your litter as you collect it – it’s much easier and less messy to separate recyclable and non-recyclable litter into different sacks during your tidy up rather than after. To help you recycle as much as possible, you can order clear plastic bags for your group on the booking form. For more information about recycling please visit the recycling page on our website.”
“If you cannot dispose of the litter you collect, we can arrange to collect the bags for you.”
Booking forms can be downloaded from the council’s website at www.southglos.gov.uk/springclean
Alternatively, you can request a form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01454 868000.
Photo: Bradley Stoke resident Andrea Devlin and her “troops”, who recently organised a litter pick using equipment loaned from South Gloucestershire Council.
This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 24). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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