The Great British Spring Clean kicks off on Friday – Here’s how you can get involved!

Published: 27 May 2021

Great British Spring Clean logo

The Great British Spring Clean 2021 runs between the 28 May and 13 June

The annual Great British Spring Clean, lead by Keep Britain Tidy kicks off on Friday and this year, we want more volunteers than ever to come and join us in our mission to get Derby looking cleaner and greener.

In 2019, almost a million bags of litter (over 4,000 tonnes) were collected by volunteers across the UK.

So, whether you just want to do some litter picking during a walk, host an event or join us at one of ours (listed at the bottom of this article), there are lots of ways to get involved!

If you’d like to join in with one of our events, send an email to neighbourhoods@derby.gov.uk to get more information.

When you make a pledge to (litter) pick, you’ll also be helping Keep Britain Tidy reach their #MillionMileMission. At the time of writing, almost 900,000 miles have been pledged.

The benefits of getting involved aren’t all environmental though. There is evidence to show that getting out in the fresh air and exercising are known to provide both mental and physical health benefits. Following the Great British September Clean 2020, volunteers were asked how taking part made them feel and 79% agreed that volunteering helped improve their mood.

Councillor Jerry Pearce, Cabinet Member for Streetpride commented:

“There are already so many fantastic volunteers across Derby who do amazing work to improve their local community. I really want the Great British Spring Clean to drive even more of us to do our bit, not just for Derby and the environment but to improve our own health and wellbeing.

However you’d like to get involved, please get in touch with us!”

Events

Date

Time

Where

What

Friday 28 May

10.00am

Shalfleet Drive (Boulton)

Litter pick, planting, shed build on community garden

Tuesday 1 June

10.00am – 12noon

Prince Charles Avenue (Mackworth)

Litter pick, street cleaning and painting of street furniture

 

11.00am – 12noon

Green Lane (Arboretum)

Litter pick and area clean up

 

1.30pm – 3.00pm

New Road (Darley)

Litter pick, street cleaning, planting and painting of street furniture

Wednesday 2 June

8.00am – 12noon

Arnhem Terrace and Haddon Drive area (Spondon)

Litter picking and street cleaning in Arnhem tunnel area

 

8.00am – 12noon

Mansfield Road (from Alternative Tiles to Drage Street) (Darley)

Litter picking and deep clean of footways and road.

Thursday 3 June

8.00am – 12noon

Sinfin Avenue (Chellaston)

Litter pick and deep clean

 

10.00am – 1.00pm

Farnworth Road (Mickleover)

Litter pick and street cleaning

Friday 4 June

8.00am – 12noon

Havelock Road (Normanton)

Litter pick and street cleaning

Saturday 5 June

8.00am onwards

Linear Path (Spondon)

Litter pick and cleaning along the canal (organised by Friends of Spondon Park)

 

10.00am – 12noon

Spondon Cemetery (Spondon)

Litter pick and cleaning (organised by Friends of Spondon Park)

 

10.00am – 12noon

Oakover Drive (Allestree)

Planting project

 

1.00am – 3.00pm

Six Streets area (Darley)

Litter pick and area clean up

Sunday 6th June

3.00pm- 4.00pm

Normanton Park (Normanton)

Litter pick of the park (organised by Friends of Normanton Park)

Monday 7 June

8.00am – 12noon

Allestree Rec (Allestree)

Litter pick, cleaning and painting of street furniture

 

8.00am – 12noon

Land next to Flame-O on Peartree Road (Arbouretum)

Litter pick and street cleaning

 

10.00am – 12noon

King George V Park (Blagreaves)

Litter pick in the park

Tuesday 8 June

10.00am – 12noon

Mackworth Park (Mackworth)

Litter pick in the park

 

8.00am – 12noon

Windsor Avenue (Balgreaves)

Litter picking and street cleaning

 

8.00am – 12noon

Radnor Street (Derwent)

Litter pick and area clean up

Wednesday 9 June

8.00am – 12noon

Aston Lane (Chellaston)

Litter pick, street cleaning, painting of street furniture and planting

 

8.00am – 12noon

Amber Street (Sinfin)

Litter pick and street cleaning

 

8.00am – 12noon

Copes Way (Chaddesden)

Litter pick and area clean up

Thursday 10 June

10.00am – 1.00pm

Caxton Park (Normanton)

Litter pick and street cleaning

 

8.00am – 1.00pm

Radbourne Street (Mackworth)

Litter pick and deep clean

 

10.00am – 2.00pm

Crayford Road, Holbrook Road, Keldhome Lane (Boulton/Alvaston)

Litter pick and planting

Friday 11 June

10.00am – 12noon

Sinfin Moor Park

Litter pick in the park

 

8.00am – 12noon

St Claire’s Close (Abbey)

Litter pick, street cleaning and painting of street furniture

 

10.00am – 12noon

London Road (Alvaston)

Litter pick in the Portland Hotel area

 

8.00am - 12noon

New Road (Darley)

Gully Cleansing (residents will need to move their cars from the street)

Saturday 12 June

10.00am – 12noon

Chaddesden Woods (Oakwood)

Litter pick and area clean up

 

10.00am – 12noon

Rowditch Park, Rykneld Park, Stockbrook Park

Litter pick in the park

 

COVID-19

A number of restrictions are still in place due to COVID-19. If you want to come along to an event or host your own, you’ll need to make sure you comply with current restrictions. These include:

  • Maintaining a distance of 2 meters from people who aren’t in your household
  • Regularly washing or sanitising your hands
  • Wearing a face covering, if you’re able, in enclosed spaces or when you can’t maintain a 2m distance from others
  • Only groups of up to 30 can meet outside
  • Please do not attend an event if you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19. Follow self-isolation guidance.

Further information about current COVID-19 restrictions can be found on the Gov.uk website. 

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