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Community litter picking

For the purpose of the Great British Spring Clean this year, the London Borough of Havering have created five ‘Litter Picking Hubs’ where residents and community groups can borrow a litter picking kit to give their street, local area or park a spring clean.

The kits include a high visibility vest, a pair of gloves, a litter pick and some waste sacks, and are available for both adults and children.  Enough for you to get started!

These hubs will run from 22 March to 23 April 2019. The locations are as follows:

Step by Step Plan

Step 1, Decide when and where to do the litter pick

Choose your location, a date and time for the litter pick, if it is privately owned land then you will need to get permission to carry out the activity.

Think about how many people will be litter picking.  A litter pick can be done individually, with friends, family, neighbours, or as a large group.

Step 2, book your litter pick

You must book your litter pick at least two weeks before your event.

You can choose which hub you would like to borrow your kit from, you can borrow a maximum of 10 adults' kits and 2 childrens' kits. Kits will be loaned subject to availability.

You will receive a confirmation email to let you know if the kits are available at the hub you have chosen on the date and times that you have specified. You will also receive separate details for where the sacks of litter should be left for collection by the Council’s Street Cleansing team.

Book a litter pick

Step 3, promote your litter pick

Tell your friends, local community groups and neighbours about the event, they might want to come along and help out too.

Promote or take photos of your litter pick event and post them on our Facebook page @haveringevents, or Tweet them to us at @LbofHavering.  Don’t forget to include the hashtag #GBSpringClean2019.  We can showcase your event and let others know what a great job you are doing in taking care of your local environment

If you would like Havering Council to promote your activity then submit your details on the Havering Events web page.

Step 4, safety

Make sure that you are aware of the Health and Safety Guidelines, the Havering Council Risk Assessment, and the Great British Spring Clean Risk Assessment and agree to adhere to them all.

You will need to pass on the information to your group before you start your clean up activity.

Step 5, run your litter pick event

Collect your litter picking kits from the hub that you have specified on the date and time that you have entered on your booking form.

Remember to make it fun, not too long, and sociable.

Perhaps all go to a nearby café for a well-deserved piece of cake at the end!

Step 6, returning the kits

Make sure to return the kits to the the hub by the date you have specified and start planning your next event!


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