The Great British September Clean kicks off on Friday!
Published: 11 September 2020
In light of the Government announcement banning groups of six or more, anyone wishing to get involved with the events listed below MUST email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep everyone safe and prevent large groups of people gathering.
We will provide litter pickers and other equipment (such as rubbish bags) needed to take part in our events but volunteers will need to bring their own hand sanitizer and face coverings.
|Friday 11 September||2.00 – 3.00pm||Meet at the junction of City Road & Old Chester Road||Litter pick of the Chester Green area*|
|08.00am – 12noon||Silverhill Road Jitty||Deep clean and litter pick|
|Saturday 12 September||10.00am – 10.30am||Meet outside One Stop on Wood Road, Chaddesden||Litter pick on Wood Road and surrounding area|
|10.40am – 11.10am||Meet at Wiltshire Road shopping precinct||Litter pick of Wiltshire Road shopping precinct|
|11.25am – 11.55am||Etwall Road||Litter pick on Etwall Road, Mickleover|
|Tuesday 15 September||TBC||Rowditch Recreation ground|
|Wednesday 16 September||10.30am – 12.30pm||Meet at Clarion Housing Office on Shalfleet Drive||Litter pick of Shalfleet Drive and surrounding area.*|
|08.00am – 12 noon||Meet on Blagraves Lane||Deep clean of Blagreaves Lane between junction of Stenson Road and Greenburn Close|
|08.00am – 12 noon||Oakover Drive||Deep clean of Oakover Drive area.|
|Thursday 17 September||08.30am – 12 noon||Meet at the Parker Street Housing Office||Deep clean and litter pick of the Quarn Gardens area*|
|08.00am – 12 noon||Meet at the Taylor Street carpark||Deep clean of the carpark and litter pick of the surrounding area.* If you have a car parked in the carpark, please ensure it is removed so we can complete the work.|
|10.30am – 1.00pm||Markeaton Recreation Ground||Litter pick in partnership with Derby Refugee association.*|
|Friday 18 September||08.30am – 12noon||Baseball Drive||Litter pick and deep clean of Baseball Drive and Keepers Green area*|
|Saturday 19 September||12.30 – 1.30pm||Meet outside Village Store||Litter pick of Darley Village area|
|Tuesday 22 September||10.00am – 2.00pm||Willowcroft Park||Litter pick of park area*|
|10.00am – 2.00pm||Chapel Street||Deep clean and litter pick of Spondon Village centre (Chapel Street and Sitwell Street)|
|TBC||Rykneld Recreation Ground||Litter pick of Rykneld Recreation Ground|
|Wednesday 23 September||08.00am – 12 noon||Meet at the Darley Park Drive carpark||Deep clean and litter pick of Darley Park Drive and carpark, Vicarwood Avenue and Windley Crescent area*|
|10.00am – 12noon||Caxton Park||Litter pick, planting and tidy of Caxton Park area*|
|08.00am – 12noon||Campion Street||Deep clean of Etwall, Findern and Camp Street area|
|Thursday 24 September||08.30am – 12noon||Arboretum Square||Deep clean of Arboretum Square|
|08.00am – 1.00pm||City Centre||Deep clean of city centre including Macklin, Abbey, Crompton Street and Gerard Street North.
Council Teams and partners (including the BID’s) will be patrolling to talk to residents about wearing and disposing of face coverings correctly to reduce littering.
*Litter pickers and equipment will be provided
Earlier this year, the Great British Spring Clean was postponed as lockdown measures came into place to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Now, the event is back and kicks off (with some changes) from Friday 11 September.
In March, over 680,000 volunteers had signed up to support the spring time event and help rid their local area of litter.
So, what are we doing and how can residents get involved with the Great British September Clean?
Pledge to pick
Anyone can get involved by pledging to pick on the Keep Britain Tidy website. You can give as much or as little time as you like and simply head out and pick up litter whilst walking the dog or walking to school.
Organise a clean up
Get together with like minded friends and family (up to a group of six) and hold a clean-up event of your own. It could be part of a trip to your local park with a picnic!
Here at Derby City Council, we will be rearranging some of the events we had organised earlier this year. Although the events won’t be as big as we had planned, we will still be transforming and cleaning up local areas across the city.
Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride said:
Whether it’s at the side of roads, in parks or on the street, no one wants to see litter in their local area. Most people do the right thing and put their rubbish in the bin but sadly, some don’t and that poor behaviour has become more apparent in recent months. We won’t tolerate littering in our city and our Public Protection Officers are out and about and will issue fines to anyone caught littering. I’d encourage everyone who cares about their local area to get involved and pledge to pick or host an event.