It’s ‘The Great British Spring Clean’, Keep Britain Tidy’s national campaign to tackle litter, from Friday 2 March until Sunday 4 March! The theme this year is ‘Heroes Assemble’ and people all around the country, ‘Litter Heroes’, will be coming together to help clean up their local environment.
All the Street Champions across Croydon are our heroes, they’re residents who dedicate their time and efforts to keeping their local area clean and green. There’s much more to what they do than just litter picks and community clean-ups, they get involved in creating community gardens, painting local spaces, upcycling and other environmental improvements. They truly are heroic in making their community a better place to live.
Over the weekend of ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ street champions across the borough will be out getting involved in improving their local environment, including the following events:
Saturday 3 March
- 10.30am – 2pm, Biggin Woods (meeting point at the tennis courts)
Led by Friends of Biggin Woods with involvement on the day from the 61st Croydon Scouts and Cubs, Street Champions and volunteers.
- 10-12pm Norwood Junction Station underpass and surrounding streets
Led by the council and local Street Champions with support from local business Axis. Activity on the day includes planting flowers and shrubs to brighten the pathways to the station.
Sunday 4 March
- 10am, Wandle Park
Led by the council and Friends of Wandle Park with support from Croydon Military Preparation School, Street Champions and volunteers
- 11.30 am ‘Green Mile’ project, London Road (West Croydon Station to Thornton Heath Pond)
Led by Broad Green Resident Association with support from the council, local residents and volunteers. Activity to ‘green’ London Road included ceremonial planting, educating locals, visitors, traders and passers-by and litter picking
If you want to get involved in any of the activities, simply show up to an event near you. If you’re interested in organising your own event for the Spring Clean weekend and need some support, contact us at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help.
For more details about ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ campaign visit the Keep Britain Tidy website http://www.keepbritaintidy.org