As part of national Great British Spring Clean campaign, our neighbourhood team have been working hard to arrange and organise a number of events across the city.

The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign which encourages local councils, residents, community groups and schools to band together to clean up and take pride in their local area.

The national campaign runs from Friday 2nd March – Sunday 4th March. Unfortunately, with the recent weather it has delayed a number of planned events. However, in Derby as part of our pledge for a cleaner Derby, the neighbourhood team will be hosting events throughout the months of March and April making it truly a spring clean campaign.

This year there will be a focus on schools, with the neighbourhood team planning a number of visits and litter picks to help educate pupils about the importance of respecting their surroundings. Since the beginning of February the neighbourhood team have also been working with our refuse team to deliver a programme of free bulky waste collections across the city.

A series of deep cleans are planned for a number of targeted streets and a campaign near the end of the month on encouraging dog owners to clean up after their dogs.  Also planned are activities to make our city look brighter with a range of planting projects throughout the month.

Councillor Asaf Azal, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection, said:

I would like to encourage you to take part in one of the many spring clean events taking place across the city. This is an opportunity for you to do your bit for your neighbourhood and help educate people so they take pride in their area. We all have a responsibility to ensure our streets and parks are clean and it’s great to see the hard work everyone is putting in to stand up to people who litter and fly tip. Together we can make a real difference.”

Sarah Dosunmu, Neighbourhood Partnership Manager, said:

It’s great to be a part of the Great British Spring Clean campaign once again. The neighbourhood team have been working really hard with our partners to set up a number of events within the city and we’ve had a fantastic response from the public so far. If you would like to come along and help out on one of our litter picks we would be very happy to see you there.”

We would like as many people to take part as possible so come along and play your part in ensuring your neighbourhood is clean and tidy. If you are a local group; organisation or individuals who want to organise a litter pick, get in touch with your neighbourhood team.

If you’re out and about in the community send us a message using the #DerbySpringClean and let us know what events you’ve been involved in.