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BIG SPRING CLEAN 2013

Ravensford Farm,Hamsterley,Durham,DL13 3NH

11 May 2013

23:00

Residents urged to join the Big Spring Clean Published March 08, 2013 Residents, community groups and schools are being urged to sign up for this year’s Big Spring Clean campaign (18 March to 12 May). It is hoped the campaign will see hundreds of volunteers in County Durham and Darlington stepping forward to tidy up their local areas. The campaign is being organised by LitterFree Durham and backed by both Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council. This is the third year the campaign has been run. Last year’s campaign attracted 1625 people who took part in over 70 litter picks with 1124 bags of litter collected. Now LitterFree Durham is urging people to sign up for this year’s campaign, which will take place between Monday 18 March and 12 May. Gerald Lee, chair of LitterFree Durham, said: “Help us to help you make a difference to your community by joining us on our Big Spring Clean this year.

” Staff and pupils from Gainford Primary school helped to launch the campaign on 6 March and residents, community groups and schools can now sign up to get involved. Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at Durham County Council, said: “The Big Spring Clean has been a great success in recent years, with local people and groups from all over the county giving a helping hand to tidy up their local area. We hope this year’s campaign will be bigger and better.” Cllr Nick Wallis, cabinet member for leisure and local environment at Darlington Borough Council, added: “The majority of us take great pride in our area and don’t drop litter. The Big Spring Clean is a great way for local people to come together and help clean up after the minority who feel it is OK to drop litter in our town.” For further information people can visit www.litterfreedurham.org Residents in County Durham can also email litterfreedurham@durham.gov.uk or call 03000 266 083. Residents in Darlington can email litterfreedurham@darlington.gov.uk or call 01325 347 434. Ends. Contacts Press Office Assistant Chief Executive's Office Durham County Council County Hall Durham County Durham DH1 5UF email: press@durham.gov.uk Tel: 03000 268 064 / 066 / 069 / 070 Fax: 0191 383 4372 .

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COXHOE/ PARKHILL LITTER PICK

Every month we organise a litter pick in Coxhoe/ Parkhill. To play your part, contact your local Parkhill Residents Association member 2 bags of litter collected today

Cancelled- Agnew Community Association Litterpick (Newton Aycliffe)

Time- 11.30-1.00 Meeting Point Location- Agnew Community Centre

Witton Gilbert Litterpick

Time- TBC Meeting Point Location- TBC

Cancelled- West Cornforth In Bloom Litterpick

Time- 12.30-2.00 Meeting Point Location- The Park, West Cornforth

Witton Gilbert Litterpick

Time- TBC Meeting Point Location- TBC

Hamsterley and Low Westwood Community Association Litterpick

Time- 2.00pm Meeting Location- Hamsterley and Low Westwood Community Centre

Shincliffe Parish Council Litterpick

Time- 9.30 Meeting Location- Shincliffe Parish Councl

West Auckland Parish Council

Time- 10.00-12.00 Meeting Point Location- The Well, The Green, West Auckland

Cancelled- Acorn Residents Association Litterpick (Newton Aycliffe)

Time- 1.00pm Meeting Point Location- Priestman Road,The Green, Newton Aycliffe

Witton Gilbert Litterpick

Time- TBC Meeting Point Location- TBC

North Lodge Parish Council

Time- 10.00am Meeting Point Location- Lampton Worm carpark, North Road, Chester le Street

Hamsterley Litterpick

Time- 1.00pm-4.00pm Meeting Location- War Memorial Total Bags collected- 25 Total Volunteers-12

Etherley Parish Council Litterpick

Time- 9.30am-11.00am Meeting Point- Toft Hill Community Centre No of bags collected- 15 No of people attended- 10

Barnard Castle Ramblers Litterpick

Time- 2.30pm Meeting Point- Teesdale School Carpark No of bags collected- 15 No of people attended- 11

Wolsingham Neighbourhood Watch Litterpick

Litterpick to take place in Wolsingham between 1.00pm-3.00pm. Please meet at the town hall. Number of bags collected- 8 Number of people attended- 8

Shadforth Residents Litterpick

Time- 12.00 Meeting Location- Parish Hall Number of bags collected- 16 Number of volunteers- 10

The Big Spring Clean

Starting on Saturday 16th April and running for a full month until Friday 11th May, volunteer litter-picks will be happening throughout County Durham and Darlington as part of LitterFree Durham's 'Big...

Bolam Parish Meeting Litterpick

Litterpick due to take place from the Countryman Public House at 3.00pm Bags collected- 17 Number of people who attended- 16

Sherburn Hill Residents Litterpick

Time- 9.30am Meeting Location- Sherburn Hill Park Number of bags collected-8 Number of people atended- 2

THE BIG SPRING CLEAN

Starting on Saturday 19th March and running for a full month until Saturday 16th April, volunteer litter-picks will be happening throughout County Durham and Darlington as part of LitterFree Durham's ...

THE BIG SPRING CLEAN

LitterFree Durham CPRE Big Spring Clean 19 March to 16 April 2011 LitterFree Durham is a voluntary group within the County Durham Branch of CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural En...

Heighington Litter Pick

The Pick will start at 10 am and there will be three assembly points outside Heighington Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Redworth, and Old Farm Cottage, School Aycliffe. Refreshments in Heighington Villa...

Heighington Litter Pick

The Pick will start at 10 am and there will be three assembly points outside Heighington Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Redworth, and Old Farm Cottage, School Aycliffe. Refreshments in Heighington Villa...

Heighington Litter Pick

The Pick will start at 10 am and there will be three assembly points outside Heighington Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Redworth, and Old Farm Cottage, School Aycliffe. Refreshments in Heighington Villa...

Wolsingham Litter Pick

Please contact Anita Savory for details of the next litter pick in December

Heighington Litter Pick

The Pick starts at 10 am and there is a choice of three assembly points: outside Heighington Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Redworth, and Old Farm Cottage, School Aycliffe. And please join us after the P...

Heighington Litter Pick

The Pick starts at 10 am and there is a choice of three assembly points: outside Heighington Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Redworth, and Old Farm Cottage, School Aycliffe. And please join us after the P...

LitterFree Durham CPRE at Wolsingham Show

LitterFree Durham CPRE will have a stand at the Wolsingham Show on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. Please come and say hello and see our displays.

LitterFree Durham CPRE at Wolsingham Show

LitterFree Durham will have a stand at Wolsingham Show on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September. Please come and say hello and see our displays.

Willington Wombles Litter Pick

The Willington Wombles are getting together again to pick litter in and around Willington. Please join us if you can - place of assembly and time to follow.

Wolsingham Litter Pick

Please meet in the centre of Wolsingham for a Litter Pick on Friday 13th August, 1.00-3.00pm. See you there!

Willington Wombles litter pick

The Willington Wombles will meet at 11am on Friday 25th June for another litter pick in the area. Further details will follow shortly.

Heighington Litter Pick

Heighington Parish Litter Group normally meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month, except in July and August. The Pick starts at 10 am and there is a choice of three assembly points: outside Heighin...

Wolsingham Litter Pick

This litter pick starts from Wolsingham market place at 10.15am. Please come and join us! This early success has led to a more regular group - look out for upcoming dates where we shall clear furthe...

Litter Pick in Castleside

We are organising a litter pick in Howns Gill, Castleside below the viaduct on May 15th meeting at 10am and we would be happy if any of you can join us to clear up this lovely stretch of countryside. ...

Heighington Litter Pick

Heighington Parish Litter Group normally meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month. The Pick starts at 10 am and there is a choice of three assembly points: outside Heighington Village Hal...

Sunnybrow Big Tidy-Up

We just completed a big tidy up day today in Sunnybrow, working with residents, volunteers, Greater Willington Town Council,Parkside school, Durham County Council, local street wardens and PCSOâ€...

Heighington's Big Spring Clean-Up

Heighington Parish Litter Group normally meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month (though on the thrid Saturday this month). The Pick starts at 10 am and there is a choice of three asse...

A first Wolsingham Litter-Pick

Anita Savory is organising a litter-pick in Wolsingham on Thursday 25th March, from 11am until 1pm meeting in Wolsingham Market Place. It is hoped that this will successfully launch a regular group i...

Willington Wombles Litterpicking in Oakenshaw

On this occasion the Willington Wombles will focus on the village of Oakenshaw and surroundings. Please meet in Oakenshaw at 11am for a probable two hours of litter picking. We look forward to seein...

Tidy Up for Mother's Day

Organised by the Benfieldside, Blackhill, Bridgehill & Shotley Bridge Community Partnership, this is going to be a mammoth litter-pick to get that entire area looking its absolute best just in time fo...

Litter Pick at Heighington

Heighington Parish Litter Group normally meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month (but please note the April date, which falls on the third Saturday). The Pick starts at 10 am and there...

Litter Picks in Cassop-cum-Quarrington and Bowburn

Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish group meets at 9.30 am on the first Saturday of each month in the car park of the Community Centre on Durham Road, Bowburn. Contact:Sylvia Raine email sylvraine@tiny...

Heighington Litter-pick

Saturday 12 December 10.0 am - 12 noon HEIGHINGTON Off road A 6072 north of Darlington Meet by Village Hall on West Green

Heighington Litter-pick

Saturday 14 November 10.0 am - 12 noon HEIGHINGTON Off road A 6072 north of Darlington Meet by Village Hall on West Green

Heighington Litter-pick

Saturday 10 October 10.0 am - 12 noon HEIGHINGTON Off road A 6072 north of Darlington Meet by Village Hall on West Green

Heighington Litter-pick

Saturday 12 September 10.0 am - 12 noon HEIGHINGTON Off road A 6072 north of Darlington Meet by Village Hall on West Green

Heighington Litter Pick

Saturday 13 June 10.0 am - 12 noon HEIGHINGTON Off road A 6072 north of Darlington Meet by Village Hall on West Green

Litter Pick in Bowburn

Saturday 6 June 9.30 am - 11.30 am BOWBURN Just north of A1(M) junction 61 Meet at Community Centre on road A 177

Heighington Litter Pick

Saturday 9 May 10.0 am - 12 noon HEIGHINGTON Off road A 6072 north of Darlington Meet by Village Hall on West Green The Heighington Litter Pickers are a regular group that has been keeping the road...

Wheatley Hill Litter Pick

This event takes place as part of the Wheatley Hill Community Clean-Up which runs from May 9th to 15th. The litter pick starts at 10.00am this Saturday, 9th May 2009, meeting outside the county Prima...

Litter Pick in Bowburn

Saturday 6 June 9.30 am - 11.30 am BOWBURN Just north of A1(M) junction 61 Meet at Community Centre on road A 177

The Plastic Bag Free Seaham Launch

The Plastic Bag Free Seaham Launch is scheduled for Friday 1st May 2009 at Byron Place, from 11am-1pm. The plan is to give away free bags for life for those who are interested. There will also be a ...

Ryhope Litter Pick

Do you notice the litter and rubbish in Ryhope? Do you want to do something about it? Can you spare some time to volunteer? Join us on Saturday, 25th April. Meet at War Memorial on the Village Green a...

Fishburn Clean Up Day

Do you notice the litter and rubbish in Fishburn? Do you want to do something about it? Can you walk about a mile? Can you spare an hour to volunteer? If the answer to any of the above is yes, the...

Trimdon Grange Litter Pick

There were some 25 people, of whom about half were children. This group covers the four villages of Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Village, Trimdom Colliery and Trimdon Station. On this occasion those pic...

An Event for Teachers

Some members of LitterFree Durham did a presentation to 30 teachers in the Dolphin Centre in Darlington, introducing a Litter PowerPoint Presentation aimed at Primary School children, to help the ...

Seaton Cycle Track Litter Pick

LitterFree Durham Launch

On Saturday, 12th July, LitterFree Durham campaign will be launched by Pam Royle at Heighington, recently judged 'Britain's perfect village'.It will be immediately followed by a Litter Pick. Meet at ...

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