Take part in Rotherham’s spring clean

Published Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Take part in Rotherham's spring clean
Linda and Eddie Banham are joining a litter-pick in Dinnington on 2 March and are encouraging others to take part.

Litter-picks are being organised across the borough as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ will take place from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March. The Great British Spring Clean aims to get people out and about cleaning up their community during the weekend and to raise awareness that small actions can be part of big changes and contribute to a cleaner country.

The initiative comes just weeks after the launch of Rotherham’s Love Where You Live Campaign which saw dozens of local people doing litter-picks and showing their love for keeping Rotherham looking clean and beautiful.

And as part of its support for the country’s biggest-ever community clear up Rotherham Council is seeking volunteers to take part in organised litter-picks.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety Cllr Emma Hoddinott is encouraging residents to join in a litter pick at various locations taking place around the borough.

She said: “The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone coming together to clean up the litter in our communities. Every bit helps, so I would encourage people to come along and get involved!”

The following community clean-up events are taking place around the Rotherham borough:

  • Thursday 2 March, 10am – Meet at Dinnington Church Lane entrance to woodland pathway
  • Friday 3 March, 10am to 2pm – Meet at Limetree Avenue in Kiveton Park
  • Friday 3 March, 10am – Meet at Netherfield Lane towards the top near William Street, Parkgate
  • Saturday 4 March, 10am – Meet at the rear of Asda Dalton with Don Catchment River Trust
  • Saturday 4 March, 10am - Woodlaithes Wombles are doing a pick at Fern Court
  • Saturday 4 March – clean-up around Peters and Charles Road, Thurcroft
  • Saturday 4 March, 10am - Thurcroft Big Local clean-up are meeting at Thurcroft Village Surgery, cleaning the area along the mineral line
  • Saturday 4 March, 10.30am – Greasbrough Park
  • Saturday 4 March, 1pm – Meeting at Lodge Lane Park, Swallownest
  • Sunday 5 March, 10am to 2pm – Meeting at Travellers Rest on Main Street, Brookhouse
  • Sunday 5 March, 11am – Meeting at McDonald’s Bramley with local Councillors and McDonald’s staff
  • Tuesday 7 March, 10am – Eastwood Fields, meeting on Eldon Road field near junction with Hardwick Road

All equipment will be provided on the day.

To register as a Love Where You Live Volunteer and find out more about how to get involved in future litter-picks:

Go to the Love Where You Live webpage