Big Local Big Clean Up, part of Croydon’s Great Big Green Week

Huge thanks to all the 19 people, who joined us for the Big Local Big Clean Up on Sunday 18th September as part of Croydon’s Great Big Green Week, a nationwide celebration of action on climate change.  We partnered with Croydon Climate Action and the Street Champions Scheme of Croydon Council to host a community litter pick starting at Canterbury Road Recreation Ground, followed by tea and cake at the Hub and an informal chat with Croydon Council’s Supervisor of waste management (Andrew Dickenson) to talk about recycling.  Thanks also to our ward councillors Stuart Collins and Mohammed Ali, for supporting us on the day.  Not only did we collect 11 bags of rubbish, we made some new friends and surprisingly had lots of fun! 

Did you know that you can report flytipping through the love clean streets website – and even through the love clean streets app on your phone?

You might have also seen us the following week at the Great Big Green Week street festival on North End outside Primark. Alongside Croydon Climate Action, and a number of other community and environmental focussed groups, we held a stall with some craft activities and asked people to share their “green pledges” for the area: 

“I will go on a litter pick” 

“reduce plastic use” 

“I will recycle responsibly” 

“grow your own food” 

Read more about the Croydon’s Great Big Greek Week Street Festival here