The Great British Spring Clean

A report on the litter pick by Holly Morris, the event coordinator, can be found at the bottom of this post!

Sopwell Litter Pickers logo
Come and help your local litter picking group, the Sopwell Litter Pickers, in March as we give our area a spring clean. We want to beat our previous records of litter picking, all for the Great British Spring Clean!

Start time is 14:00 until 16:00 on Sunday, 25th of March.

Note: rescheduled, first from Sunday, 4th March, then from Sunday, 18th March, in both cases due to bad weather. Third time's a charm and hopefully we won't be mucked around by the weather any longer this month! While it's pretty when it snows, it's also a massive inconvenience.

We will be meeting at the Vesta Avenue shops and making our way down towards the retail park where the litter tends to build up. Lets see if we can beat previous records by getting as many bags as possible!

We have all equipment needed to litter pick but you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish. Additionally you may like to bring the following:

  • Any first aid supplies you may need while out
  • A drink to keep hydrated
  • Anything else you see fit for litter picking Comfy shoes and clothing is highly recommended, please dress for the weather.

Please ensure your own safety and others while we are out. If you require insurance, please arrange this yourself but the rules of common sense and being safe apply: don't pick up anything suspicious, sharp, dangerous or heavy and report anything suspicious to local authorities.

Please let the event co-coordinator know during or at the end of the event if you have found anything that will need reporting. A hand out will also be given with details on what and who to report waste to.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please email


REPORT on the litter pick by Holly Morris, the event coordinator

Litter Pick 2018-03-25 GBSC


I want to say a massive thank you to the 12 volunteers who helped us have a good clear up for the Great British Spring Clean!

We did very well and cleared a large area spanning around Vesta Avenue, down to Griffiths way and managed to target the alley way that runs past the level crossing.

We collected 24 bags of waste, a fire extinguisher, an old tire and some boarding which blows our previous numbers out of the water!

To date, the Sopwell Litter Pickers have collected 73 bags of waste, lets see if we can make it 100 by the next pick!

Thank you so very much to everyone who got involved and I'm looking forward to our next event!


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