Dedicated volunteer residents of Clifton East and West continue to help keep areas of NG11 litter free, in particular the following areas are cleared weekly/fortnightly or monthly:
Lark Hill grounds, Nobel Road Community, Barton Green, A453 from Fox Covert to Silverdale island, Clifton Village, Silverdale, The Grove Community, The Grove Woods and Trent river paths, Rivergreen greens, Gardendale, and Wilford.
The A453 is an important major arterial road into Nottingham, a gateway to Nottingham City which, therefore, should be maintained and kept free of litter, detritus and weeds. Rushcliffe Communication Manager Ed Palmer confirmed “In NG11 their work includes collecting litter from bins at laybys along the A453 and litter picking these areas three times per week. Bins in laybys located near slip roads off the main highway are also collected with ‘Bin It Don’t Dump It’ signs to discourage people from littering.”
The super local Councillors from Clifton West and East continue to support all Clean Champions in the Wards. Cllr Andrew Rule notes “NG11 Clean Champions have gone from strength to strength over the last 3 years. Going forward there is an opportunity for closer working with Nottingham City Council where the Champions clear pre-agreed areas freeing up council staff for clearing the harder to reach areas like central reservations and islands – that the whole litter picking effort will become more efficient and joined up. I would also call upon Highways England to make more of an effort to clear up redundant signage and unused construction material after periodic maintenance work, much of which finds itself abandoned in the verges along the A453 only to then be cleared by our fantastic volunteers.”
Local businesses the A453 Tesco Express, McDonalds and KFC and Nottingham Trent University, continue in helping to keep the areas immediately outside their premises litter free.
And many thanks to the local B&Q Riverside store, who have supported the NG11 team in the past and recently donated a great “weapon” a three-pronged garden claw – for those hard-to-reach littered areas; under shrubs, trees and ditches!
More help is needed and with COVID restrictions easing group events will be organised once a month; a 60-minute walk will guarantee you will fill a bag of litter and it’s great exercise too!
If you’d like to join the effort, register to become a Nottingham Clean Champion and for your free equipment. Register on-line: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cleanchampions or Tel: 0115 8765752. And once registered, let me know and I’ll let you have details of the organised events.
If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact, Alma Davies; email@example.com or Tel: 07764442835
Together, helping to keep NG11 litter free!