Litter picks are easy to organise. Bath and North East Somerset Council are working with #NoPlaceForLitter to provide you with everything you need to organise your own community litter pick.

What can be provided

  • Litter pickers (for helping you pick up litter)
  • Gloves
  • Hi-vis vests
  • Bags for the litter
  • An information pack for volunteers (including advice on running an event, a risk assessment, a register of volunteers and an agreement form)

Want to take part?

Big B&NES Community Clean Up - 19th - 27th October 2019

See dates below

Choose your nearest #NoPlaceForLitter hub to collect your equipment prior to your event: 

It is important that you contact Erica or Andrew at least 2-3 weeks in advance of your event so they can make sure the equipment is available for you as well as a time for you to collect.
#NoPlaceForLitter are volunteers working alongside Bath and North East Somerset Council in order to maximise the help and support available to volunteer litter pickers across the area.  #NoPlaceForLitter volunteers are experienced litter pickers and will be happy to help with any questions or advice you may have in organising your own event. 

How to get your litter bags collected after your event

To book your litter pick up after your event contact cleanup_events@bathnes.gov.uk or by phoning Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41.

What to look out for when planning a litter pick

Once you've chosen a location, check the area in advance.  Look out for the following:

  • Natural hazards (eg steep slopes, rivers, presence of animals etc.)
  • Hazardous items (eg sharp objects, needles, batteries, miscellaneous chemicals, asbestos, heavy items etc.)
  • Roads - only pick litter in areas with a 30mph limit or less, where there is a pavement or footway.  Stay on the pavement at all times.  Never litter pick on the road or verges.

On the day

  • Bring a first aid kit and anti-bacterial wipes
  • Record each volunteer on the register and check them in and out
  • Brief the volunteers about potential hazards and what not to touch 
  • Make sure that children stay with a responsible adult
  • Leave the bags in the designated area for collection
  • Take photos and send them to us if you wish to publicise your event

Keep Britain Tidy

Every year Keep Britain Tidy runs their Great British Spring Clean.  This is a great time to arrange a litter pick.  For more information please go to Great British Spring Clean.

Big B&NES Community Clean Up - 19th - 27th October 2019

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Individuals, neighbours, businesses, schools and community groups are encouraged to carry out a litter pick between 19th to 27th October. A calendar of activities below so that everyone in Bath & North East Somerset can find out where to join an event near them. 

Councillor Dave Wood, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Litter causes damage to our environment, particularly plastic, which can be blown or washed far away and pollutes not just our local environment but also our countryside. We all have the power to help tackle litter by taking it home to recycle or placing it in a bin." 

To have event details added to the Big B&NES Community Clean-Up calendar, email sustainability@bathnes.gov.uk. People unable to take part in a planned event are encouraged to carry out a #2minutelitterpick during the week of action. 

The Council is aiming to achieve Plastic Free Communities status in 2020 and the date of the litter picking week has been chosen to coincide with the national Plastic Free Communities Autumn beach cleaning week, which also aims to tackle plastic pollution. 

Share your stories with us so we can celebrate what you’ve achieved in your community.

  • Number of people litter picking (adults and children if you can but don’t worry if not)
  • Number of bags collected.
  • Photographs; of bags collected and people (making sure you have got permission to share photos of people where their faces are shown
  • Email: sustainability@bathnes.gov.uk or share on social media #CommunityClean Twitter @greenbathnes or Facebook.com/bathnes

Email sustainability@bathnes.gov.uk to have your event added to the calendar

Date

Event and Organiser

More details, where available

School s organising litter picks

At any time or place

#2minutebeachclean

#2minutelitterpick

We're promoting the #2minutelitterpick - the inland version of the more well known #2minutebeachclean

Every bit of litter picked up and removed from the environment matters, so if you able to spend 2 minutes or 30mintues collecting litter, every piece picked up is saving it from causing damage to the natural environment. 

Newbridge Primary School.

School Clean-Up St Andrews Church School, Bath

Oldfield Park Juniors, Bath.

All year round

Canal & River Trust - Bath Locks, Kennet & Avon Canal

Litter pick station equiped with litter pickers and bags(follow link to see map with exact location) 

Take a photo of you with the litter you've collected and share it with the Canal & River Trust tagging their social media: FacebookTwitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PlasticsChallenge 

Saturday 19th October

Radstock & Midsomer Norton Lions

10am for 10.30am start, Tom Huyton Play Park, Radstock. All pickers and bags will be provided. Webpage including details of monthly litter picks.

Tunley Recreation Centre

More details will be added to the Tunley Recreation Centre website.

Corston Wombles

3-4.30pm, Corston, Cllr Katharine Evans, Corston Parish Council.

POSTPONED - Original Wild Paddle Boarding, litter pick from the River Avon

POSTPONED - 3pm afloat the River Avon.

Bearflat Wombles litter pick/Plog

10am from the Bear Flat community market in Bruton Hall on Bruton Avenue. We advise an hour and everyone who takes part gets a free cup of coffee or tea at the market afterwards. 

Contact details: email: bearflatwombles@gmail.com  Tel: 07951 626451. 

Autumn 'Summit to Sea' River Clean, Kensington Meadows, Bath - Surfers Against Sewage Bath & Wiltshire

Facebook event page. River clean up on the 19th. Meet at the back of Morrison’s car park at the entrance to the park. (Kensington Meadows). Then we can clean up by the banks of the river... as far as we want to go.
Pickers, gloves and bags provided but if you have your own, please bring them too.

'Beach Clean' - University of Bath & Bath Spa University & Go Give Experience group, Whale & Dolphin Conservation.

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Sunday 20th October

Twerton & Whiteway Wombles (Cllr Sarah Moore) 11am meeting at junction of Newton Road and Watery Lane, Bath.
The Oval Community Litterpick

10am Meet at Oval Green, all welcome, equipement provided. Covering the area around The Oval and finishing at Sandpits Park. Email: hello@ovalcommunitygroup.org.uk and 

facebook.com/ovalcommunitygroup

Monday 21st October
Tuesday 22nd October Cllr June Player & Weston Lock McDonald's staff  10.00am - 11.30am. Open to All. Meeting at the McDonald's branch, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 1EP. Aiming to cover: McD's to Windsor Bridge; Jews Lane to the LOW bridge; Vernon Park, Bellotts Rd and Brook Rd.
Snow Hill Residents Association - Family Litterpick 4pm, Snowhill Estate. All welcome, equipment provided. 
Wednesday 23rd October
Thursday 24th October
Friday 25th October Friends of Bathampton Meadows Riverside Meet at 10am in the Batheaston Car Park. All welcome, equipment provided. For more details contact fofbmr@gmail.com.
Saturday 26th October Friends of Sandpits Park Meet at 2pm
Friends of Moorlands Park 10.30am starting at the play area, all weather, unless torrential rain! 
Bath Zone 12 Neighbourhood clean-up

2pm-4pm. Meet at the entrance of Victoria Playpark, corner between upper bristol road and park lane. This is open to anyone. We have kits for 15-20 people.

StAction Day, St Andrew's Community Church, Foxhill, Bath

9am St Andrews Community Church, Hawthorn Grove, Foxhill, Bath, BA2 5QA. More details and let us know you're coming here, or just turn up. Equipment provided.

Sunday 27th October

Saltford Wombles

2pm outside The little coffee shop, Manor Road, Saltford BS31 3DJ. Equipment provided. We will pick for approximately an hour, meeting back at Manor Road to return equipment. We aim to be finished by 4.00pm latest. If anyone would like to take part in this litter pick, please could they contact me on saltfordwombles@gmail.com so that I know how much equipment is needed.

Twerton & Whiteway Wombles (Cllr Sarah Moore)

11am meeting at the circle of trees on Haycombe Drive, top of North Way, Bath. All pickers and bags will be provided.

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