Autumn Clean & an Important Day

Litter WarriorsAutumn Clean & an Important Day

This article actually addresses 4 topics and Autumn Clean isn’t the most important day although it is quite so.  We cover:

Autumn Clean as Spring was Postponed

Keep Britain Tidy will once more be organising the UK’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign: The Great British September Clean 2020, after the Spring Clean was postponed due to COVID-19.  On Saturday 12th West Bergholt’s own Litter Warriors will be Continue reading “Autumn Clean & an Important Day”

Day 91 of (flagging) Lockdown – the Windrush edition

John Easey with NHS Radishes display

Armed Forces day flagDay 91 of (flagging) Lockdown

Day 91 lockdown coincides with Windrush Day commemorating the Windrush generation and their legacy.  You can find out more about this on Wikipedia and I ‘tip a hat to it’ at the end of the update.  The day also sees the start of a week of activity leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday which is where we start; other items:

Flag Raising ahead of Saturday’s Armed Forces’ Day

Continue reading “Day 91 of (flagging) Lockdown – the Windrush edition”

Great British Spring Clean 2019

Great British Spring Clean 2019

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The Keep Britain Tidy campaign is organising Great British Spring Clean 2019 which runs between 22nd March – 23rd April.  They’re aiming to inspire around half a million people to join forces – in partnership with community organisations, businesses and councils – to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

Get involved

Last year, countrywide, nearly 400,000 volunteered to participate in the 2018 Spring Clean with Continue reading “Great British Spring Clean 2019”

Great British Spring Clean Arrives in the Village

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The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.

The campaign wants to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.  Join this growing army of Litter Heroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it. Continue reading “Great British Spring Clean Arrives in the Village”

Spring Clean

Litter Warriors

Spring Clean with the Litter WarriorsSpring Clean

Help Spring Clean the village with the Litter Warriors at their next outing this weekend.

Starting from the West Bergholt Cricket Club, Manor Road, at 11am on Saturday 1st April this is no April Fool jest (although bad jokes might be excused).   Why not spend an hour helping to tidy our village up and take pride in our beautiful village.

Families are welcome and all equipment will be provided.  Following the litter pick there will also be free Continue reading “Spring Clean”

Bang on Timing

Litter Warriors

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Just as all the firework debris litters our streets the timing of the West Bergholt Litter Warriors plan to hit the streets on Sunday 6th November couldn’t be better.

As ever, all equipment will be provided and the Warriors will be leaving from outside the Orpen Hall at 10am and spend an hour picking.  Why not join them & help to keep West Bergholt beautiful?

Grot Spot Alert?

Seen a Grot Spot that needs tidying? Let the Litter Warriors know either by calling the Grot Spot Hotline 01206 240772 or by email to [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

Litter Warriors “Clean for the Queen”

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Litter WarriorsThe West Bergholt Litter Warriors next outing to clean up our streets takes place this Saturday, 5th March, meeting at 10am at the Orpen Hall.  This is a ‘special’ event as part of the “Clean for the Queen” Spring Clean.  Please join us litter-picking around the village, we do it once a month – it’s only an hour and can make such a difference.  All equipment will be provided.  There is an award scheme available for junior volunteers.

Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.

When she came to the throne litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?

We are calling on individuals, volunteer groups, local councils, businesses and schools to do their bit. You can start now and also take part in our Clean for The Queen weekend on March  4th, 5th and 6th 2016.  Please register your interest here and we will help you to Clean for The Queen.

Further dates

  • Saturday April 2nd
  • Saturday May 7th

Seen a Grot Spot that needs tidying? Let us know, on the Grot Spot Hotline below!

Many thanks
Laura & Rachel Walkingshaw

Call 01206 240772 or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].

Litter Warriors

Litter Warriors

Litter WarriorsWest Bergholt Litter Warriors

Following Colchester Borough Council’s recently launched volunteer litter picking scheme  “Litter Warriors”, West Bergholt now has its very own branch.  Please join us litter-picking around the village, once a month – it’s only an hour and can make such a difference.  All equipment will be provided.  There is an award scheme available for junior volunteers.

West Bergholt is a beautiful place, let’s keep it that way!

Seen a Grot Spot that needs tidying? Let us know, on the Grot Spot Hotline below!

Litter Picking Dates for Spring:

Meet outside Orpen Hall on the 1st Saturday each month at 10am.

  • Saturday February 6th
  • Saturday March 5th
    (Special Clean Up for the Queen Event)
  • Saturday April 2nd
  • Saturday May 7th

Many thanks
Laura & Rachel Walkingshaw

Call 01206 240772 or email [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]