Friday, February 03, 2017

Spring Clean 2017 – Let’s Tidy Up Redbridge

Litter is a big problem nationwide; it causes harm to the environment and wildlife, and councils in England spend over £700 million on street cleaning services every year. That’s your money and they could be spending it on their vanity project something more productive.

This spring Redbridge Council, in partnership with Amey, (the Council’s waste and recycling contractors) are supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s national campaign “The Great British Spring Clean”.

The plan is to launch the campaign #proudtocallithome Spring Clean over the weekend of 4th and 5th March 2017.

The local Clean for the Queen campaign attracted 800 volunteers and the aim this year is to get over 1,000 people outdoors and active in their communities, clearing up litter. Beavers, cubs, scouts, businesses, community groups and places of worship are being encouraged to ‘do their bit’ to help clear up the litter that blights our streets.

On Saturday 4th March a litter-picking event will take place in and around Ilford Town Centre from 11am onwards. All the litter collected will be placed in one large cage donated by Skanska and weighed. The meeting point is the community pitch outside Waterstone’s (158-160 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1LL). There will also be creative activities – Making a litter monster, Designing a Gum Target and posters plus fruit juice making on a Smoothie Bike

On Sunday 5th March the event is focussed at Jubilee Gardens, Ilford from 11.30 am onwards. The event will include fun activities including Face painting, Planting flowers to beautify the gardens, Making fruit juice on a Smoothie Bike, Stalls and service information from sponsors, Litter picking, Presentation of tokens and certificates to heroes.

Volunteers are asked to email to confirm they’d like to take part. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and carry a bottle of water. Please note that they are unable to indemnify participants attending any of the events. An adult must accompany all children.
All equipment will be provided on the day to residents who have registered to control numbers and ensure safety.

But hey, Redbridge is not just Ilford.

If you wish to promote an independent clean up event in another part of the borough visit the main campaign website at

Or JFDI; we do. And you don't need to wait for March.

1 comment:

  1. I'm cleaning and picking up litter around my area in Falmouth Gardens all the time. If only everyone else did the same. What really needs doing are every set of traffic lights and dual carriageways such as the Woodford Avenue.