A great start to 2020 as the team welcomes a number of new volunteers since January; Susan Bramman explains “I want to help, to make a positive difference to the place where I live. The environment and waste are such important issues at the moment and I hope that by seeing us out collecting litter will inspire others to litter less and clean up Clifton with us. I really enjoyed my first pick on Saturday and everyone made me feel so welcome, and I will definitely stay for a coffee afterwards on the next one!”
- The Pride of Clifton Awards
This super event was held on 12th January this year.
Cllrs Kevin Clarke and Maria Watson hosted the event. Cllr Watson explained “Pride of Clifton was started in 2017 by the Clifton Donation Group to recognise the amazing children within Clifton. We had 18 nominations this year and all 18 received a certificate and a medal”. This year there were extra Awards; Special Recognition Award for the Summerwood Adult Day Centre team of wonderful Citizens that go out weekly clearing litter locally. And super young litter heroes’ locals, Madison Murden and Jaxon Rayment both aged 7 also received awards for their fantastic efforts in clearing litter too; they are a credit to their parents and the community.
- Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
Contributing to the local community, NTU continues to help keeping the grass banks that front the NTU railing litter free and have now officially joined Nottingham Clean Champions. Reuben Gregory NTU Facilities Coordinator ensures a team goes out 3 times a week. Last year NTU participated in a number of community events and will continue this year. Any business can apply to be part of the Nottingham Clean Champions initiative and Nottingham City Council will provide relevant equipment for them to use. Anyone can join it’s a quick on-line registration process: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cleanchampions or contact Alma Davies for a form.
- Keep Britain Tidy – Great British Spring Clean 2020
28th March 2020
Last year over 563,163 people volunteered their time to take part, in the biggest ever clean up! Streets, parks and beaches – 17,097 clean-ups – 957,377 bags of litter collected.
We’ll be meeting at the Hope Centre, Clifton at 10.30am.
Come and join NG11 Clean Champions and contribute to this UK effort.
NG11 businesses and residents helping to keep NG11 litter free.