Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2020

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed until September. Check back for rescheduled dates later in the year.

Residents are being encouraged to help keep Medway clean and tidy as part of a national campaign.

Medway Council is supporting the Great British Spring Clean – the country’s biggest-ever community clear up led by Keep Britain Tidy. 

There will be 13 litter picks taking place across Medway and residents are encouraged to take part.

Last year more than 300 volunteers collected 769 bags of litter, weighing more than six tonnes. 

Helping keep Medway clean and tidy

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services, said: “We are all responsible for keeping Medway clean and tidy and I would encourage residents to take part in the Great British Spring Clean. The national campaign encourages everyone to work together to help clean up their local communities. We are looking forward to taking part and we will provide volunteers with litter pickers. We are looking forward to seeing as many residents as possible during our Great British Spring Clean events.”

Litter picks will be held at the following locations:

Friday, 20 March

10.30am Twydall, meet outside the chemists on the corner of Staplehurst Road at 10.15am.

12pm Hillyfields, Gillingham. Meet at the park entrance in Rosebury Road at 11.45am.

2pm Queen Elizabeth Fields, Castlemaine Avenue, Gillingham. Meet at the gates by the Scout Hut in Castlemaine Avenue at 1.45pm.

Saturday, 21 March

9am Great Lines, Gillingham. Meet by the war memorial in Kings Bastion at 8.45am.

10.30am Gillingham Green, Gillingham. Meet by the entrance at 10.15am.

11am Cozenton Park, Rainham. Meet by the park entrance at the back of Splashes Sports Centre car park at 10.45am.

12.30pm the banks in St Williams Way, Rochester. Meet outside The Wisdom Hospice at 12.15pm.

Saturday, 28 March

10am Rochester Esplanade. Meet next to Rochester Cruising Club at 9.45am.

Friday, 3 April

10am Swallow Rise, Chatham. Meet outside Maundene School at 9.45am.

1pm UCA off of Fort Pitt Hill, Chatham. Meet at the bottom of the hill on New Road at 12.45pm.

Saturday, 4 April

9.30am Horsted Valley, Horsted. Meet by the children’s play area in Vale Drive at 9.15am.

11.30am Strood rural. Meet in the lay-by on Four Elms Hill at 11.15am.

2pm Prince Arthur Court/Mill Road, Gillingham. Meet by the children’s play area in Mill Road at 1.45pm.

Anyone who would like to take part should email the council's community team with their name, contact details and the litter pick they would like to attend.

Report litter. 

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