Big spring clean 2017

Caerphilly’s annual clean-up campaign ‘The Big Spring Clean’ is back for 2017 – and the council is appealing to local schools, groups, community organisations and individuals to get involved.

Litter picks, planting projects and community clean ups are on the cards across Caerphilly county borough, as hundreds of volunteers take up the challenge of making their local community an even greener place to live.

Last year’s Big Spring Clean saw over 1,000 bags of litter and waste – over 42 tonnes – being collected across Caerphilly county borough. A number of local groups have already signed up to take part – including local schools, supermarkets and even a local Guides group.

The campaign was launched recently with a clean-up in Senghenydd, where over a tonne of discarded refuse was collected. A variety of tasks were carried out to make the area cleaner and greener, including the cut back of brambles and overgrowth and the clearance of rubbish along the embankment of the Nant Cwm Parc stream. Materials were also collected from the water course, which included a sofa, a chair, two footballs and a tyre.

Residents who want to get involved in a community clean up, or who’d like to organise one should call 01443 873758 for more information. The council can also supply litter pickers and waste bags for use during the clean-up and arrange collection of the litter and waste collected.

The Big Spring Clean 2017 forms part of the council’s work programme to support the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

2017Clean-up activities

  • Woodlands behind Halfords Caerphilly. 10am too 12pm. Wednesday 1 March.
  • Fochriw school out in the village 9.15am to 10.15am. Thursday 2 March.
  • *NEW* Pontlottyn School 11am to 12pm on the path near the school. Thursday 2 March.
  • Tyn Y Wern litterpick Riverside Park 1.30pm to 3pm. Thursday 2 March.
  • Pengam Primary litterpicking the walking bus route 9.30am to 10.30am. Friday 3 March.
  • Machen litterpick. 10.30am to 12pm. Tuesday 7 March.

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