Published: Friday, 1st March 2019

Do your bit to help keep Medway clean and green.

Get involved in our spring litter picks

The Great British Spring Clean is back for 2020 and we’re calling on residents to help us come together and tackle litter in our local communities.

This year, we have organised 13 litter picks across Medway with local ward councillors set to attend each one. On the day, our Community Wardens will be on hand to help run your litter pick, providing you with litter pickers and 'Keep Britain Tidy' bags to help bag up litter.

Last year’s events saw a staggering 769 full bags of litter (weighing more than six tonnes) collected thanks to the efforts of over 300 residents. That’s the same weight of three giraffes or two hippos.

Our Rochester Esplanade litter pick was our best attended event, with residents helping to collect 71 bags.

Register to show your support to the Great British Spring Clean

When it's happening

Come down to your local spring clean event and help our streets, parks and other green spaces be free from litter.

Friday 20 March 2020

  • 10.30am: Twydall (meeting point: 10.15am outside the pharmacy on the corner of Staplehurst Road)
  • 12noon: Hillyfields (meeting point: 11.45am outside the park entrance on Rosebury Road)
  • 2pm: QE11 Fields (meeting point: 1.45pm at the gates by the scout hut in Castlemain Avenue)

Saturday 21 March

  • 9am: Great Lines (meeting point 8.45am by the war memorial in Kings Bastion)
  • 10.30am: Gillingham Green (meeting point: 10.15am by the Church Gates entrance in Gillingham Green)
  • 11am: Cozenton Park Rainham (meeting point: 10.45am at the park entrance at the back of Splashes car park)
  • 12.30pm: The Banks at St Williams Way Rochester (meeting point: 12.15pm outside Wisdom Hospice)

Saturday, 28 March

  • 10am: Rochester Esplanade (meeting point: 9.45am next to Rochester Cruising Club)

Friday 3 April

  • 10am: Swallow Rise Chatham (meeting point: 9.45am outside Mauden School's main entrance)
  • 1pm: UCA Rochester (meeting point: 12.45am at the bottom of UCA on New Road)

Saturday 4 April

  • 9.30am: Horsted Valley (meeting point: 9.15am by children's play area in Vale Drive)
  • 11.30am: Strood Rural (Meeting point: 11.15am at the Lay-By on Four Elms Hill)
  • 2pm: Prince Arthur Park near Mill Road, Gillingham (meeting point: 1.45pm by the children's play area in Mill Road)

More about the event

Tag your spring clean photos on social media using #LoveMedwayHateLitter and #GBSpringClean.

Follow Medway Recycles on Twitter and Medway Council’s social media pages for the latest news on the Great British Spring Clean.

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