London Borough of Croydon

heroes assemble

Heroes assemble! 

It’s Due to the snowy weather, Keep Britain Tidy has extended ‘The Great British Spring Clean’, Keep Britain Tidy’s national campaign to tackle litter, from Friday 2 March until Sunday 4 March to Sunday 25 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 local people braved the cold to ‘spring’ clean Long Lane Wood, led by London Wildlife Trust.

On Sunday the :Led by Broad Green Resident Association with support from the council, local residents and volunteers undertook the Green Mile Project. Activity to ‘green’ London Road between West Croydon Station and Thornton Heath Pond included ceremonial planting, educating locals, visitors, traders and passers-by and litter picking

Other spring cleans were postponed as follows:

Saturday 3 March

  • 10.30am – 2pm, Biggin Woods (meeting point at the tennis courts)  - POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED 
    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  - POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED 
    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

  • 10:00am, Wandle Park - POSTPONED UNTIL 25 MARCH DUE TO BAD WEATHER – NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED 
    Led by the council and Friends of Wandle Park with support from Croydon Military Preparation School, Street Champions and volunteers

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 atchampions@croydon.gov.uk and we’d be happy to help.

For more details about ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ campaign visit the Keep Britain Tidy websitehttp://www.keepbritaintidy.org