Lots of ways to join in the Great Bristol Spring Clean this weekend to clean up your area and maybe carry on doing so. This is part of Bristol’s “Clean Streets” campaign.
There’s still time to register your own event with the Great Bristol Spring Clean but below are some local opportunities in St George that would welcome your support.
Doing a litter pick does not have to be anything formal – there are many wonderful people around St George who just pick up litter when they see it. We would be wading through litter without them. If you notice the Avon View Cemetery and the car park in Blackswarth Rd looking a bit smarter on Friday this will be because some local residents have done an informal litter pick. It can be a great way to socialise and very rewarding to see a speedy difference to your surroundings.
On Saturday 4th March:
St George in Bloom invites you to join them at 10am on Marling Road, junction with Bell Hill Road, St George, BS5 near the telephone box, and opposite the petrol station on Bell Hill Road. They say,”Gloves are not supplied, but all other equipment will be provided. Please bring your own strong gloves, and please wear suitable clothing and footwear. We will also need a few sweeping brushes, so please bring them with you on the day.”
Residents in Victoria Parade (just off Church Rd, near St George’s Hall pub) will be meeting at 10am for a street clean up. Helpers welcomed.
Friends of Troopers Hill have their usual first Saturday of the month conservation work party. They always have litter pickers and bags with them so if you would prefer litter picking to cutting back scrub to protect this very special habitat of acid grassland and heathland, join them at 10am at the red slide in Troopers Hill Field. More details on www.troopers-hill.org.uk/wp
The Friends of Troopers Hill also want to hear from people whose Saturdays aer too buy to come and help on the Hill. If there is another day of the week that is better for you please let them know on http://tinyurl.com/helpthehill and they might be able to arrange extra work parties on a day that suits you.
On Sunday 5th March:
Friends of St George Park are holding “The BIG Pick UP In The Park”. Their poster, shown below, gives the details. N.B. The meeting point is the Kiosk near the band stand. You will find another group at the gates who will be tidying up nearby streets.
St George in Bloom invites to you to help clear streets outside the park. They ask you to meet outside St George Park gates at 10am to clear up the Church Road area near the shops, and the area near St George Park entrance and area outside Sikh temple and Billboards site.