As the founding member of the NG11 Clean Champions and a Keep Britain Tidy Ambassador I am passionate and committed to do what I can to keep NG11 litter-free and with the amazing NG11 Clean Champions team of local, like-minded residents from Clifton, Wilford and Silverdale, we are making a BIG difference.
It’s been a long-standing goal of mine to get the A453 cleaned up since I moved to the area four years ago. This gateway to Nottingham is the main link connecting Nottingham with the M1 and is the first view of Nottingham that motorists see on their way to the City.
This significant stretch of the A453, moving through Clifton is called – Remembrance Way – named in honour of 453 British service personnel killed in combat in Afghanistan, including Clifton’s own Kieron Hill. I’m so proud of our armed forces; they do a fantastic job and put their lives on the line every day they are on duty. The UK is so lucky to have such dedicated soldiers.
Councillors Andrew Rule and Roger Steel introduced me to Highways England, who after extensive discussions, I’m delighted to advise have agreed that on October 9th they, Highways England and their supply chain partners with a team from Nottingham Council Street Team will clear from Crusader Roundabout to Silverdale Roundabout then onto the B679 (towards Wilford) to the mini island including the slip road to the A52. As well as litter picking, they will remove weeds and clear gullies.
NG11 Clean Champions will be helping with clearing litter from the safe areas and local A453 businesses, McDonalds, KFC, Tesco Express, The Crusader pub, The Harvester and Co-op at Wilford with Nottingham Trent University will also help with volunteers and refreshments for all participants.
We’ll need a number of local volunteers so, here’s an opportunity for you to help and contribute to cleaning up your community. Road sections that will take one-hour to clear will be ear-marked so volunteers can do a one-hour session or more!Volunteers will be provided with litter picks, hi-vis vests and bags. You’ll need to wear sensible footwear and a pair of protective gloves.
This great Highways event will start at 9.30am and finish promptly at 2.30pm.
This is a fantastic collaborative community event.
Let’s make Remembrance Way a road to remember!
Please join the effort and confirm attendance to Alma Davies, 0776 444 2835 or [email protected]