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West Auckland Parish Council

Ravensford Farm,Hamsterley,Durham,DL13 3NH

04 May 2012

23:00

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

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BIG SPRING CLEAN 2013

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 1...

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

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 ...

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.

Friends of Thringstone
Who are we? We are an environmental group undertaking planting in our village, litter picks, promoting reduction in Co2 and smart driving, and working with the local community to make our village a litter free area. We deliver over 1700 newsletters around our village promoting our message and work with Thringstone Primary School and the local brownie group various events, including a scarecrow festival in June 2011 which brought together all sectors of the community . We held another scarecrow event, in conjunction with Thringstone Methodists, on Saturday 6th July 2013. Our chairman litter picks daily, and is helped by others who litter pick regularly. We try, where possible, to recycle items which can be recycled. We petitioned for extra recycling bins in our village and now have two tin and plastic bottle recycling points and a glass recycling point, and are currently asking for the council to consider ways of recycling acceptable items put in roadside litter bins. Between February 2013 and the end of February 2014, we removed 1,958 bags of litter from the village and woodlands, which we feel is a staggering amount. We have also worked with other groups on environmental issues in the village, and were part of the steering group that saw Thringstone Youth Club win the Children and Young People\\\\\\\'s Green Footprints Award in 2011 for their mural project. We have taken over several flowerbeds and previously untidy and unused areas in the village for planting and offer historical and environmental walks around the village. Please see our website which is www.friends-of-thringstone.org.uk for further details on our group, plus details on our constitution, health and safety policy, equal opportunities policy, parental consent statements and volunteer expenses statement. You can also see on that site details of all our publications. What have we done? In 2009 we won the NW Leicestershire Green Footprints Awards, were awarded an outstanding achievement certificate by East Midlands In Bloom in 2009, and won a gold and silver in the village achievement awards run by the Rural Community Council. In 2010 and were finalists in the Community and Partnerships category of the NWLDC\\\\\\\'s Green Footprints Awards and again in 2013. In 2011 we won The Queen\\\\\\\'s Award for Voluntary Service, something of which we are very proud, especially since 2011 was the European Year of Volunteering,. In 2015 we won the Big Tidy Award at the Keep Britain Tidy Jubilee Awards 2015. In 2021 we won the Leicestershire Live Environmental Heroes Award and also won the Community Organisation Award 2021 with Leicestershire Community Champions. We have a facebook page, and we are also on twitter - address is @Thringstone2. In 2019, our chairman was awarded a British Empire Medal for service to Thringstone and in September 2019, her dog, who accompanied her on all her litter picks, was awarded a commendation from the PDSA.
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HART
Hertford Action on Rubbish and Trash
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Whitehead Wombles
Whitehead Wombles are a small group of people from the town of Whitehead who got fed up looking at the amount of litter on our streets and hedgerows and decided to do something about it. We only have a few members but we are committed to keeping the level of litter in the town to a minimum and hope that people will see us and think twice about dropping their litter. We are supplied with bags, gloves and pickers by our local council and last Oct we won an award for our coastal care work. Our aim is to educate people in the detrimental effects of littering and to work with as many groups within the town to co ordinate our efforts. We had a community clean up on Sunday 18th Sept 2011as part of the national Beach watch Weekend and received support of local groups and churches so for one day at least we had a litter free town. We lifted over 30 bags and had forty people of all ages turn out to help. This proved so successful that many of those involved wanted to run it on a quarterly basis so we'll see what we can do If anyone wants to set up a group and needs advice then contact us or follow our progress at the Brighter Whitehead site.
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Friends of Badock's Wood Litter Group
We aim to keep Badock's Wood as clear of litter as possible so that it is a safe and welcoming place for the resident wildlife and for visitors.
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Proud of Mersea
Mersea Island Nr Colchester. Focussing on preventing litter ending up in the sea and protecting and enhancing the environment
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Civic Pride (Rossendale)
Clean up grot spots; litter clearances; create and maintain planters, hanging baskets and flower beds in public areas; work with local council (e.g. they remove the bags of rubbish we collect);environment education to schools and general public;work with local businesses, retail outlets etc to encourage their participation;raise funds to support our work; work with other community groups to encourage paticipation; recruitment and publicity via a number of media outlets.
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Woodston and Fletton Litterpicks
Facebook group for residents in the Woodston and Fletton areas of Peterborough to take part in community litter picking events. Also the place for other groups in the area to advertise,much as Sugar Way residents and Thoroe Gate Rivercare group.
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Notton Parish Council
We are a village parish council with an aim to keep our locality clear of litter with occasional group litter picks supplemented by regular picks by volunteers who wish to 'adopt' a local patch to keep clear.
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clean Walgrave
field, hedges, woodlands surrounding the area
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Hunslet Carr Wombles
This is a rolling monthly litter picks of different Hunslet Carr neighbourhoods. The Leeds City Council Litter Picking Kit will be supplied, so all you need to do is bring yourself.
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