Calderdale Council is getting involved with the Great British Spring Clean – a national campaign aiming to get half a million people out about cleaning up their local communities.
The Great British Spring Clean is organised by the charity, Keep Britain Tidy, with events all over the country. It follows on from the successful launch of the Council’s and the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s new anti-littering campaign ‘Don’t Muck About’, which is all about encouraging residents to take pride in their area.
As part of the Great British Spring Clean, Council teams will once again be out and about across Calderdale from Monday 26 February, taking part in targeted clean up events.
Local groups and residents are more than welcome to come along and help out. All volunteers will be issued with gloves, bags and litter pickers and will receive any help and direction required from Council workers.
Rubbish bags are being provided by Keep Britain Tidy and all bags will be collected by the Council at the end of the day.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press, said:
“With spring hopefully soon on its way, it’s the perfect time of year to spruce up the borough and target areas which are in need of tidying up.
“Events like the Great British Spring Clean highlight the issues caused by littering as well as bringing people together to help make a difference in their neighbourhood.”
The planned clean up events all start at 10am, in the following locations:
Monday 26 February
- Hipperholme – Leeds Road – meet at traffic lights, Denholme Gate Road.
Tuesday 6 March (rescheduled from 27 Feb due to bad weather)
- Savile Park and Skircoat Green – meet outside fish and chip shop near Savile Park.
- Brighouse town centre – meet at Market Street car park in front of Market Street Tavern.
Wednesday 7 March (rescheduled from 28 Feb due to bad weather)
- Boothtown – meet in the car park at Akroyd Park.
- Elland town centre – meet at Victoria Park, Town Hall Street car park.
- West Vale – Stainland Road traffic lights and main road – meet in the car park at the back of the Brow Bridge Café.
Thursday 8 March (rescheduled from 1 March due to bad weather)
- King Cross – meet outside King Cross Library.
- Shelf – Halifax Road, Wade House Road – meet in the car park at Shelf Hall Park community centre.
Friday 9 March (rescheduled from 2 March due to bad weather)
- Lower Halifax – Shay Stadium, Halifax train station and around the Minster – meet outside the front entrance to the Minster.
- Northowram – Bradford Road, Lydgate, Towngate – meet at the car park next to Northowram Junior School.
Council staff will be present at each of the meeting points and will help any volunteers throughout the clean up. Children are welcome to help, but anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
You can also follow progress throughout the week by following #dontmuckabout or #litterheroes on social media.