Great British Spring Clean

Kerri French - 19 March 2019

From 22nd March to 23rd April Ealing will be joining in with the national Great British Spring Clean campaign. We’ll be showing just how much we love our parks by combining enjoyable walks and events with litter-picking during the month and beyond.

Every Saturday from 23rd March through to the end of April, one of Ealing's knowledgeable Park Rangers will be leading a guided walk around some of our parks, exploring the history, wildlife and features of interest, while picking up litter along the way. Have a look at the list of events to find out where and when these walks, and other litter-picking events are.

Our guided walks are just one of the many ways we’re encouraging people to look after their environment and remove litter.

Here’s some other ways to tackle litter:

Self-led litter picking

  • If you prefer doing a pick when it suits you, look out for our 2 Minute Litter Pick boards in some of our parks, which have litter pickers you could borrow to do a quick pick

  • No pickers or run out in your local park? Then contact Park Ranger Team Leader, Vanessa: hamptonv@ealing.gov.uk and get your own picker

  • Start your own litter picking group - great for dog walkers and groups of friends who walk together. Contact Vanessa: hamptonv@ealing.gov.uk who can help you with resources such as pickers

BetterPoints

Did you know you could be earning great rewards while you litter pick by downloading the free BetterPoints app? Points can be exchanged for high street vouchers or donated to charity. If you are new to BetterPoints for instructions on how to participate follow this link.

Plog-olution

If you like exercising in our parks, you could try plogging with Plog-olution, where you run or walk while litter picking. There is one Plog a month in different parks around Ealing. The next Plog is on Sunday 28th April at Pitshanger Park.

Great British Spring Clean events:

Saturday 23rd March - Acton Park, East Churchfield Road, London W3 7LL Guided 'walk and pick' with Ealing Rangers 11.00am – 12.30pm. Meet at Putt in the Park café

Tuesday 26th March - Perivale Canal Towpath Litter Pick 10:00am - 14:30pm. Meet UB6 7PQ, there are limited places so you will need to book by clicking here

Thursday 28th March - Bitterns Fields & Brent Lodge Park, W7 3BZ. Clean up along the river bank 10.00am – 3.00pm. Meet at Bitterns Field Entrance, High Lane W7 3AR (by Mayfield Primary School). All welcome but booking is essential, please email Alice Wickman awickman@wildlondon.org.uk

Saturday 30th March - Brent Lodge Park, Church Road, W7 3BP Guided 'walk and pick' with Ealing Rangers 11.00am – 12.30pm. Meet by café

Saturday 6th April - Elthorne Park, London W7 2LZ Guided 'walk and pick' with Ealing Rangers 2.00 – 3.30pm. Meet by the Bandstand.

Saturday 6th April - Walpole Park, W5 5EH Litter Pick Treasure Hunt 2.00-3.30pm. Meet by cafe

Saturday 13th April - Belvue Park, Ealing Road, Northolt, UB5 6AA Guided 'walk and pick' with Ealing Rangers 11.00am – 12.30pm. Meet by St. Mary’s Church

Saturday 20th April - Northala Park, Kensington Road, Northolt, UB5 6UR Guided 'walk and pick' with Ealing Rangers 11.00am – 12.30pm. Meet by café

Saturday 27th April - Southall Bankside Litter pick with Southall Community Alliance - 10.30am – 1.00pm. Meet outside the Territorial Army Centre, Southall Broadway, UB1 1PN

Sunday 28th April - Pitshanger Park Plog-olution, W5 1LT. Run or walk and litter pick around the park, 10.00am – 12pm. Meet by Will to Win cafe

So come join in the Great British Spring Clean at the event, track your activities and earn BetterPoints for being a force for good!