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Spring Clean 2011

Oxford,OX27BJ

05 Mar 2011

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Our annual Spring Clean took place on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th March 2011 • 118 community groups organised two hour litter picks at locations of their choice across the city – this matched the record turnout in 2010 • almost all Oxford’s primary and secondary state schools took part, as well as The Dragon & Headington Schools, Oxford High School Ecology Club, Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, The Oxford Hub of Community Volunteers, Oxford Brookes Student Union • Litter collected by community groups was over 7,000 kg (nearly 1,000 sacks) with a satisfactory ratio of recycling to landfill of 50:50 -- with a further large quantity of scrap and fly tip (347 items) • Further quantities were cleared up by primary and secondary schools • It is encouraging that the amount collected was significantly down on 2010 despite there being more individuals out litter picking.

Reports from community groups and our own observations, suggest that there are three good reasons for this – public awareness of the litter problem has led to an increase in responsible behavior, previous Spring Cleans have made major inroads into litter that had become embedded over the years and the City Council has improved its litter bin provision and street cleaning services. • Awareness of the litter problem was significantly heightened by the large numbers of people taking to our streets and public places - many wearing the 400 + OxClean hi–vis waistcoats • Coverage in the run up to the event and of the event itself by The Oxford Times, Oxford Mail and BBC Radio Oxford added to this awareness • Over 300 ‘Just Cleaned’ signs were displayed at newly picked locations across the city to further build awareness • Having donated 270 litter pickers to community groups in 2010, OxClean now holds a stockpile of 235 litter pickers and over 400 branded hi-vis vests for loan at Spring Cleans and throughout the year • OxClean is aware of a growing numbers of informal community litter picks taking place throughout the year • geographic coverage of the city was good with a pleasing increase in the Cowley area • in addition to local neighbourhoods specific locations tackled included – grotspots; stretches of the Thames and canal; parks; nature reserves; sports fields; play parks; paths along Ring Road and A40; cycle ways; schools; car parks; church yards .

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past Events

Spring Clean 2012

Our Annual Spring Clean campaign is scheduled for Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd March 2012. Many groups already registered. See our website for details

Spring Clean 2010

Our annual Spring Clean event, this year attracting registrations for over 110 groups

Spring Clean 09

Spring Clean 09 will take place on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th March 2009.

Please see website for details

Nearby Groups

These groups are near to you in case you want to contact them for advice, to offer them support or, for example, to share equipment with them.

Mid Sussex Litter Busters
We are a group of local residents concerned about litter spoiling our environment. Our aim is to keep our area of Mid Sussex looking clean, tidy and litter free resulting in a more pleasant and safe environment for everyone and its wildlife to live in. We aim to achieve this through occasional Litter Picks We very much welcome new members. To see a report on past events: click on 'view' alongside that event.
19
12 years
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Rawmarsh and Parkgate friends of green spaces
We aim to improve the local environment and work in conjunction with the local councillors. 2700 bags collected in 2018
0
51 years
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Erdington Litter Busters
Erdington Litter Busters was founded in June 2018 by Rob Gunnell. The idea was to start cleaning up Erdington bit by bit, then grow into a community of volunteers who could keep the area clean. Now we have some support, and a growing group of us meet up twice a month on Saturday mornings near Six Ways island, clear different areas, and have a friendly coffee afterwards. The more people that help us, the greater the difference we can make - and people are already seeing the area improving.
341
3 years
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Uttoxeter Station Adopters
We are a small team of about eight volunteers who look after the planted areas of Uttoxeter Station. We also pick up litter when necessary and monitor the passenger areas. We are organised by the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership.
0
10 years
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Edenbridge
The aim of this group is to encourage habitual collection of local litter (and organised group collections) and to dispose of it properly (recycling it whenever possible) especially along the River Eden, while trying to set an example for other local residents to follow.
0
12 years
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South Common Litter Picking Crew
I set up the group on realizing there were areas of Lincoln's South Common where litter had been accumulating for years. We have managed to get on top of this situation and are now kept busy due to litter being left around the ponds and viewpoints around the common throughout the year . Since I started picking it I've seen weasels fighting, dear, buzzards and kestrel, herron, partridge and pheasants which, for me, makes it one of the most enjoyable places to pick in Lincoln.
118
51 years
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Killamarsh Conservation Group
To improve the environment in Killamarsh
0
4 years
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Malling Litter Pickers
A few* stalwart volunteers meet once a month to TIDY UP the neighbourhood, much to the delight of some residents & Lewes District Council! *Now in our 14th year, we have welcomed more recruits, taking our total to 35.
1590
14 years
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Abbington Park
0
9 months
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CQRA Birmingham - Convention Quarter
Meet at Sheepcote Street on the first Sunday in every month at 11.00. Visit the CQRA website for more information including a lot more general information on local planning and activities in central Birmingham - https://cqra.org.uk/
0
9 months
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