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Great British Spring Clean back in Ealing

Ealing Council is proud to bring the Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) back to the borough for another year.

The country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign aims to inspire people to work in partnership to collect and safely dispose of litter from Britain’s streets and open spaces – and there are events taking place in Ealing to help residents get involved on a local level.

Enjoyable letter picks and clean-ups will be taking place across local parks as part of GBSC – all in order to give them a spruce up just in time for spring. Not only is it the perfect chance to help your local park stay litter free and looking its best you can also meet other people from across the community as well.

Litter picks run in March and April and you can see a full list below:

  • Saturday 21 March, Acton Park, 2pm. Meet by Putt in the Park
  • Sunday 22 March, 2pm, Brent Lodge Park with the LAGER Can community group. Meet by the MUGA (multi use games area) by the Churchfields and High Lane playground
  • Saturday 4 April, 2pm, Manor House Grounds. Meet by the pond
  • Saturday 11 April, 2pm, Walpole Park. Meet outside café.

The council is supporting and encouraging local groups, businesses and residents to run their own picks and will share news on additional public litter picks as they happen throughout the month online and through social media, including via Do Something Good, the council’s volunteering website.

Councillor Mik Sabiers, cabinet member for environment and highways said: “The Great British Spring Clean is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved and to keep their local area looking its best.

“We are encouraging local people to be more involved than ever and we are asking everyone join us and come along at one of the clean-up events we are holding through March and April.

“The council is committed to keeping the borough’s streets and parks clean and litter free. We also crack down on illegal and irresponsible fly-tipping and deal out hefty fines to anyone making a mess on our streets.”

Posters help spread the word on keeping parks tidy

A brightly-coloured poster created by a young resident is helping remind park-goers about leaving their local area clean and tidy.

Sadie Logan, aged six, has won a competition set up by the Hanwell community clear-up group LAGER Can to create a poster to encourage people to put their litter in the bin. Her winning design along with 5 other designs from the runners up will now be displayed in local parks to help spread the word in the run-up to GBSC.

Keep an eye out for litter awareness posters by Sadie’s and other local children’s posters (below) in your local park.

There are plenty of ways to get involved with community litter picks in Ealing. Anyone interested can join a volunteering email list for parks and request their own litter picking kit, or find out about running their own clear-up event and check how to manage the safety of volunteers.

You can find out how to run a community litter pick here , and find out more how to manage safety of volunteers here: Managing health and safety

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