Great British Spring Clean 2019

Great British Spring Clean 22 March - 23 April 2019

Plymouth’s residents are being encouraged to take part in the city’s biggest ever volunteer tidy up as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

Plymouth City Council is backing the national Keep Britain Tidy led campaign, which runs from 22 March to 23 April, which will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. The Council is working with local volunteer groups including Clean Our Patch and Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers to encourage local people to get involved.

The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.

It also supports the Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City Plan for Plastics which aims to reduce single use plastics and tackle plastic pollution.

This year’s campaign will not only see tonnes of litter being removed from the environment on our doorstep, it also aims to rescue thousands of the plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans that are simply thrown on the ground but could, very easily, be recycled.

Where possible, participants will recycle as much as they can using the ‘three bags full’ approach, and volunteers will be asked to separate the litter they pick into three bags: one for plastic bottles; one for aluminium cans and a third for the rest of the rubbish.

Plymouth City Council will then collect these bags to ensure that they are recycled appropriately. Find out more about what you can recycle in Plymouth here.

To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.

 

 

 

Details of Volunteer spring clean litter pick events in Plymouth

Date Venue Time Organisers
Saturday  23 March Shaldon Crescent, Honicknowle, PL5 3RG 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 24 March Freedom Fields Park (meet at Café), PL4 8RJ 11am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Friday 29 March Coop, Pike Road, PL3 6HJ 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 30 March St Levans Park, PL2 1JT (meet at 33 College Road) 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 31 March Meet at Breakwater Road, Plympton, PL9 7HJ 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 31 March Moor View Park, Keyham, PL2 1LJ 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 31 March Hoe waterfront beach clean – meet on path above Tinside Lido opposite the Dome. 10am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 6 April Kings Tamerton Community Hub, PL5 2BU 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 6 April Brook Inn, Plympton St Maurice, PL7 1NJ 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 7 April Faraday Mill – meet outside Unit 21, PL4 0ST 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 7 April Mount Batten Beach, PL9 0HP – beach clean 2pm

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers

plymouthbeachclean@gmail.com

Monday 8 April Weston Mill meeting at Carlton Terrace, PL5 1BA 6pm Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Tuesday 9 April Meet at Sage Café, PL3 4JN Mutley Plain. 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Thursday 11 April Meeting at Mind, 8 Woodside, PL4 8QE 10am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Friday 12 April In collaboration with SEA - meeting at Carlton Terrace (Camels Head end), PL2 2DR 10am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 13 April Meeting at Co-op Victoria Road, PL5 1RQ 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 13 April Beach clean – meet at Bovisand beach, PL9 0AD 2pm

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers

plymouthbeachclean@gmail.com

Sunday 14 April Ferryhouse Inn, Saltash Passage, PL5 1LD 11am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Monday 15 April Car park in Broadway, Plymstock, PL9 7AU 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Monday 15 April Beach clean at Bovisand beach, PL9 0AD (meet at bottom of steps on beach) 10am

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers

plymouthbeachclean@gmail.com

Tuesday 16 April The Falstaff, Clittaford Road, Southway, PL6 6QF 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Tuesday 16 April Mount Batten beach, PL9 9SL - meet at Mount Batten Beach, or if you want a lift a minibus will be going from National Marine Aquarium - call 01752 275217 to book a place on the minibus. 10am

National Marine Aquarium - call 01752 275217 if

you want a lift on the minibus.

Wednesday 17 April Windmill Inn car park, PL6 8QB 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Thursday 18 April Car park, Alexandra Road, PL6 5AE 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Friday 19 April Outside KFC at Barne Barton 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 20 April St Budeaux Church, PL5 2HN 1.30pm Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 20 April Parkway Social Club, Ernesettle Lane, PL5 2EY 1.30pm Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 21 April Haynes Road, Elburton, PL9 8JG 10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Sunday 21 April Bovisand Beach – special Easter beach clean searching for Mermaids Purses on the beach (actually shark and skate eggs), also looking for Nurdles and rubbish. PL9 0AD (meet at bottom of steps on beach) 1pm

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers

plymouthbeachclean@gmail.com

Saturday 27 April

Wycliffe Surgery, Cattedown, PL4 0BZ

10.30am Clean Our Patch – cleanourpatch@hotmail.com
Saturday 27 April Mount Batten beach, PL9 9SL 3pm

Plymouth Beach Clean Volunteers

plymouthbeachclean@gmail.com

 

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