Watnall Litter Pick Helps Make Broxtowe Clean And Green

Watnall Litter Pick Helps Make Broxtowe Clean And Green

30/10/18 - A COMMUNITY CLEAN TEAM of nearly 30 litter pickers helped clear up Watnall Green this week (29/10/18), as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Clean and Green Campaign.

The Community Clean Team who helped clear up Watnall Green including the Mayor and Mayoress, and the Friends of Watnall Green and Spinney

On Monday 29th October, the newly formed Friends of Watnall Green and Spinney joined the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Derek Burnett BEM for a litter pick of the area.

They also planted native bluebells and daffodils on the Watnall Green open space and removed grass cuttings from the meadows.

The bulbs were planted along the fringe of a group of trees to help create a woodland feel and to provide nectar for pollinating insects. By removing grass cuttings from the meadow the more delicate and unusual grassland wildflowers will be able to thrive.

L – R Volunteers Martin Critchley and Robert Staley plant bluebells at Watnall Green

The Friends Group formed with a view to help protect these sites and develop them for wildlife, biodiversity and for the local community to enjoy. Both sites are Local Nature Reserves, owned and managed by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Members of the local community were invited to come along and join in and the Friends are keen that the group is representative of and supported by local people.

The Friends can be contacted through their Facebook page, The Friends of Watnall Green and Spinney.

The Council’s Clean and Green Campaign will see £72,000 invested in new initiatives to complement and enhance existing programmes to keep Broxtowe clean and tidy. These include:

  • Community litter picking events to complement existing events as part of the Community Clean Teams
  • Additional litter picking around the A610
  • Additional weed control in high priority areas
  • Mobile CCTV cameras at flytipping hotspot areas
  • Programme of ‘Waste Days’ to enable residents who do not live near household waste recycling sites to dispose of their bulky waste
  • Litter bin replacement in areas where there is high footfall including main roads, twitchells, parks and bus stops
  • Advertising clean and green initiatives on bin lorries to encourage community support

A special resource pack has been created for local groups and organisations who want to get involved and run their own litter pick events, to help them carry out activities safely, as well as promote them in their local area. The Council can also help by lending litter picking equipment.  Download a resource pack online. (Opens in a New Window)


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