Help tackle local littering – Great British September Clean 11 – 27th September

11th Sep
litter in Hollingdean

Litter near Hollingdean playground today – bottles, cans, ppe, (soya )yoghurt pots, skate pads, dog poo bags

Keep Britian Tidy are asking #LitterHeroes to join the Great British September Clean 11 – 27th September. In support Brighton and Hove City Council are launching a 4 day clean up campaign across the city from 14th – 18th September.

The council are asking communities across our city to consider joining the clean-up effort – including residents, businesses, volunteers, council staff, councillors, tidy up teams, beach cleaners and students. With more people using our open spaces during lockdown, littering has increased, and anyone can join in – cleaning up your local street, or favourite Hollingdean walking route.

Anyone can litter pick

Anyone can volunteer to help with the clean up. You can organise a clean up with up within the government limit of up to six family and friends, or by pledging to carry out an individual litter pick.  Advice for ensuring your litter pick is Covid safe is posted on the Great British Spring Clean website.

The council can provide equipment including litter pickers and gloves for rubbish, and paint and brushes for graffiti removal. Please use your own face masks. Email communitycleanup@brighton-hove.gov.

A number of residents (some in Hollingdean), community groups, the local Tourism Alliance and Surfers Against Sewage have already confirmed they will be organising cleaning activities in their neighbourhoods, on the beach or in the city centre.

Promote your litter picking

The council are encouraging anyone who carries out a tidy up, or contributes in any way, to post information on their Twitter and Facebook accounts, or at #LoveOurCity, with images saying  how you got involved, which they will retweet and repost with a huge thank you. So please post any of your tidy ups in Hollingdean and tag #HollingdeanNews as well.

Councillor Mac Cafferty said: “Everyone can play their part in keeping our city tidy, and a perfect time to get involved is during Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean.

“But the council alone cannot keep the city tidy. For instance, we’re not responsible for removing graffiti from private property unless it’s offensive. This includes shop fronts and things like street furniture for broadband.

“That’s why I’m calling on everyone to take part whether you’re a business, resident, student or work for the council.”

Register your support

You can register your support for the Keep Britain Tidy litter pick here.

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