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Residents encouraged to help keep Medway tidy as part of national campaign

Updated 1 March 2018

Residents are being asked to help keep Medway tidy as part of a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.

Medway Council will be supporting the Great British Spring Clean – the country’s biggest-ever community clear up led by Keep Britain Tidy but due to the severe weather the events have been postponed from 2 – 4 March to 9 - 11 March.

Volunteers are encouraged to take part in organised litter-picks across Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham.

Anyone who would like to help keep Medway tidy should email stephen.lovick@medway.gov.uk with their name, a contact number and the event they wish to attend from the list below:


Friday, 9 March

9.30am-10.30am Marlborough Road, Gillingham, behind Hospital, meeting point Junction of Marlborough Rd and York Ave
11am -12pm - Elizabeth Court, Twydall, meeting point Junction of Elizabeth Court & Caldew Ave
11am-12pm - Bridal Way, Spekes Road, Rainham, meeting point the Bridal Way, Spekes Road end
12.30pm-2pm - Prince Arthur Park, Gillingham, meeting point junction of Prince Arthur Road & Khyber Rd
12.30pm-1.30pm - Warren Wood Road behind Working Mens Club, meeting point in the clubs carpark
2.30pm-3.30pm - Peveral Green, Rainham, meeting point junction Peveral Green & Long Catlis Road

Saturday, 10 March

9.30am-12.30pm - Borstal Recreation Fields, Borstal, meeting point the children’s play area in Manor Lane
10am-11am - Top of Darland Ave, Gillingham, meeting point junction of Darland Ave & Star Lane
10am-11am - Esplanade shoreline/Car park Rochester, meeting point at the Esplanade Cruising Club
10am-11am – Romney Park/Princes Road, meeting point at the junction of Romney Road and Wren Way
2pm-3pm - Borstal Village, Borstal, meeting point by Co-op Borstal St

Sunday, 11 March

9am-10am - Lay-by on Four Elms Hill, Chattenden, meeting point at the Lay-By in Four Elms Hill, Hoo bound carriageway
11am-1pm - Hillyfields Park, Gillingham, meeting point at the park entrance in Rosebery Road

'Help keep Medway's parks and greenspaces clean and tidy'

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Front Line Services, Cllr Phil Filmer, said: “I’d like to encourage residents to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean and help keep Medway’s parks and greenspaces clean and tidy. We work hard all year round to keep Medway litter-free but it is important that everyone does their bit to keep our parks and streets tidy.”

Please keep an eye on our website in case any events are rescheduled due to severe weather.