Dales communities respond to Spring Clean appeal

Derbyshire Dales District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.

The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time from 3 to 5 March 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and clean up the country. Here's a round-up of events planned so far:

  • Bakewell and Doveridge Women’s Institutes are both out on Friday 3 March. In Bakewell, the WI will litter pick and sweep around the town.
  • The Chatsworth Litter Pick is an annual event, this year taking place on 2 March. The morning begins with hot drinks and bacon butties which the volunteers really enjoy. Estate pensioners are encouraged to get involved. As a relatively large area is covered by the litter pick it really helps to benefit the surrounding area.
  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust staff and the Middleton Village Environment Group are getting together, on 3 March, to clear up Middleton and surrounding to make it an even lovelier place to be.
  • Tissington are hoping for the whole village to get involved in their event on 4 March.
  • Costa Coffee in Matlock are encouraging customers & residents, along with their staff, to litter pick around Crown Square, Hall Leys park, Causeway Lane, Bank Road and Firs Parade on Friday 3 March throughout the day from 10 am. Those who take part will receive a free small drink as an incentive.
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Matlock will be out on 3 March within the grounds of the Presentation Convent and along Chesterfield Road close to school. ‘Our Eco Council will be helping to clear up rubbish along the areas around school. It will make our school community look tidier and encourage parents and children to think about our grounds and the impact litter can have’.
  • South Darley Parish Council plan a general litter pick and rubbish removal throughout Darley Bridge on 4 March.
  • A group of volunteers will be gathered in Wirksworth on 4 March to assist in collecting litter at various locations around the town.
  • Pilsley C of E Primary School wants to make the village litter free for the wildlife and local people to enjoy. Their ECO team will be spreading the message on 7 March.
  • Pupils from Ashbourne Hilltop Infant and Nursery School, on 7 March, will do a litter pick around the outside of the school premises. ‘This will encourage them to take pride in their school and local area, to influence other children and to show passers-by that the young children are trying to look after their area’.
  • Class 3 from Darley Churchtown CE Primary School will be collecting litter from the area surrounding the school and the housing estate where lots of the children live, on 8 March.
  • Further events will follow in April organised by Shirley Parish Council and Norbury CE Primary School.

For further details, contact 01629 761151 or 761302.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.

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