Great British Spring Clean North East

How to get Involved in the Great British Spring Clean North East

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Great British Spring Clean 2024 is here and it’s calling out to you…

The Great British Spring Clean 2024 North East is taking place from 15 – 31 March, with some key players painting the town green as folks of all ages join hands to spruce up their neighbourhoods.

Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, this annual event is celebrating its ninth year, connecting nature with communities and making a real difference where it matters the most.

The Great British Spring Clean 2024 is the perfect opportunity to spread a message of love and respect for our environment, inspiring change, and nurturing a sense of pride in our communities.

So, grab a bag, put on your walking shoes and join cities across the North East to make the world a little brighter, a little cleaner, and a whole lot of happier.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Great British Spring Clean North East Newcastle

Newcastle City Council is encouraging its residents to take part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean. Whether it’s picking up one bag, or 70 of them (in celebration of 70 years of Keep Britain Clean’s mission to protect the environment.)

The residents will be rolling up their sleeves and joining the nationwide effort to tidy up their hometown from 15 March. The council will be supporting volunteers by loaning litter pickers and other equipment.

From parks to streets and playgrounds, every corner of Newcastle is set to benefit from the collective efforts of volunteers. People can either organise clean-up events in their neighbourhoods or join existing ones.

Register here, or get in touch with Newcastle Council to find out more about how you can get involved.

Durham

Great British Spring Clean North East Durham

As spring blooms across Durham, there’s still ample opportunity for residents to make a positive impact on their local environment with the Great British Spring Clean.

With the campaign gaining momentum, the call to action remains open for Durham residents to join in. Whether it’s individuals, families, schools, or community groups, there’s a role for everyone in this collective effort to beautify neighbourhoods and public spaces.

If you wish to join a litter pick, from 10 am until 12 pm, here are some useful dates for your calendar:

25 March – Cong Burn Woods Nature Reserve – meeting at Shelley Gardens entrance, Chester Le Street.

3 April – Hart to Haswell Railway path, meeting near Shotton Community Hub.

4 April – Hart to Haswell Railway path, meeting at Wellfield Road entrance, Wingate.

11 April – Bishop Auckland Railway Path, meeting at Meadowfield Leisure Centre.

Find more information and last year’s numbers here.

York

Great British Spring Clean North East York

The City of York Council is fully behind the Great British Spring Clean. They provide support and resources to help volunteers make their clean-up events a success. From providing litter-picking equipment to coordinating waste disposal. The council is committed to empowering residents to make a difference in their local communities.

While the official campaign will run from 15 – 31 March, York Council is encouraging residents to take part before, during and after. Besides providing equipment, the council also offers practical advice and support to those, who need it.

Fill out the form and find more information here.

Darlington

Great British Spring Clean North East Darlington

Darlington is abuzz with excitement as it eagerly participates in the Great British Spring Clean. A nationwide initiative aimed at tidying up communities and reducing litter.

From the tranquil parks to the bustling town centre. Every corner of Darlington will benefit from the collective efforts of its residents. There’s only one goal in mind: to make Darlington cleaner, greener and more vibrant.

The Darlington Borough Council is empowering residents to make a positive impact by loaning equipment to volunteers, giving out litter collection bags and taking care of litter disposal from allocated pick-up points.

Residents should email the Countryside Ranger Team (Countryside@darlington.gov.uk) to borrow equipment.

Please check your local council for more updates and news on the Great British Spring Clean North East.