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Join us or organise your own litter pick for the Great British Spring Clean

Last year, volunteers around the country pledged to collect 400,000 bags of litter as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, which is the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign.

Next month, as Keep Britain Tidy celebrates its 70th year – Rochford District Council are supporting this year’s campaign and inviting residents to join our Great British Spring Clean events.  

The campaign, which runs from 15 March to 31 March, will see hundreds of thousands of people taking action to clean up streets, parks, and beaches across the country.

Come along to one of our events, dedicated to litter picking and sprucing up our open spaces and scenic parks. All equipment will be provided, just wear suitable clothes and footwear.

Join us at these Great British Spring Clean events:

  • Cherry Orchard Country Park, Off Cherry Orchard Way, Rochford –Tuesday 19 March at 10am to 1pm – meeting place in the car park
  • Hockley Woods, Off Main Road, Hockley –Monday 25 March at 10am to 1pm – meeting place in the car park
  • Sweyne Park, Off Down Hall Park Way, Rayleigh –Wednesday 27 March at 10am to 1pm – meeting place in the car park

If you would like to organise your own clean up event, the Council is offering assistance, including the collection of sacks once finished. Just email customer services to arrange for support. 

To book your free ticket for the Great British Spring Clean events, visit the links below:

Cherry Orchard Country Park

Hockley Woods 

Sweyne Park

To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean, visit