Brighton & Hove City Council is encouraging residents, businesses and community groups to get “tough on grime” and clean up the city’s litter hotspots.
They are calling for volunteers to help with series of ‘spring cleans’ taking place around Brighton this weekend.
A spokesperson for the council said: “costumes ( hi-vis jackets) and equipment (gloves litter pickers, brooms and sacks) will be provided for anyone wanting to help rid the city of unsightly rubbish.”
The national Great British Spring Clean event is being launched over the weekend of March 3 to March 5, with events in Brighton & Hove running throughout the month.
Cityclean staff are co-ordinating community clean ups all over Brighton.
They say they are happy for residents to arrange and run their own events, but can provide an member of staff to co-ordinate if needed.
The council will provide posters for communities and businesses to promote their spring cleans.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the Brighton and Hove’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “It’s great to see communities coming together to join the Great British Spring Clean and help us tidy up their neighbourhoods.
“Not only are they improving the appearance of the city, they are also encouraging residents to take more care of their local environment too.”
Clear-ups already organised are:
The Great Bevendean Clear Up
March 3 – 10am to 1pm
Meeting point: The bottom of the steps just past Bevendean Primary School, Heath Hill Avenue, Bevendean .
Organiser: Emma Keane
Stoneham Park Spring Clean
March 4 – 10am to 12 noon
Meeting point: Stoneham Park
Organiser – Friends of Stoneham Park
Friends of Three Cornered Copse
March 4 – 10am to 1pm
Organiser: Ruth Baxendale
Meeting point: Meet at the bench at the bottom of the green slope by the Silver Birches
Wish Park Spring Clean
March 4 – 10am to 11.30am
Meeting point: Saxon Road Pavilion, Wish Park (Aldrington Recreation Ground)
Organiser: Sarah O’Dair
Blakers Park Spring Clean
March 5 – 10am to 11am
Meeting point: Blakers Park Clock
Organiser: Friends of Blakers Park
Anyone wanting to organise, or take part in an event should contact the council’s Projects Team on 01273 294726 or 01273 292929.