Community litter picking and the Great British September Clean
Sign up to litter pick
We are re-launching our support of community litter picking in time for the Great British September Clean 2020.
Please let us know you'll be litter picking by signing up at the Keep Britain Tidy Website.
Residents are welcome to litter pick in their area using their own equipment but we can now lend equipment too. If you'd like to borrow equipment head to our spruce up your neighbourhood page for more information and to fill in the online form.
Thorough COVID-19 safety guidelines relating directly to litter picking are available from Keep Britain Tidy and we advise you to read them before embarking on any clean up activity.
'Rubbish Party' poster competition for KS2 pupils
All Redbridge primary schools have been sent a copy of the competition to dress up a piece of rubbish ready for a party in a bin!
If you've not heard about it, ask your teacher or email the neighbourhood education officers.
The top prize is to have your design printed on some reusable cloth bags.
Recycle Week 2020 online workshops
The team will be running three online workshops as part of Recycle Week 2020 which takes place in September each year.
The workshops will run for 30 minutes from 12:30pm to 1:00pm on Tuesday 22 September, Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September. Each workshop will include a short presentation and a Q&A.
Sign up to the workshops is through Eventbrite, the workshops themselves will be delivered on Microsoft Teams. Please note you do not need a Teams account to join.
There is always so much we can support you with in your Neighbourhood...
More Play Streets, more eco actions, more waste busting, more litter picking, more tree planting!
Check this page regularly and subscribe to our E Newsletter to keep up to date.
National Tree Week 2019
Once again Redbridge celebrated National Tree Week between 23 November 2019 to 5 December 2019.
Last year we made successful bids from the GLA through the Greener City Fund Community Tree Planting fund and planted 36 trees at four schools and five public sites.
This year we planted 50 trees at nine schools and three public sites between the 25 November 2019 and the 6 December 2019.
Junior Citizens Week
The Neighbourhood Education and Engagement Team attend the Junior Citizen Scheme twice a year for borough pupils in Year 6 run by the MET Police. This is a fabulous chance to give our young people the full facts about littering and caring for their local community.
Blooms at Hainault Tube
We secured funding to brighten up Hainault Tube Station.
We had a fun public planting day on the 19 October 2019. Have a look as you travel around Hainault!
The Neighbourhood Officers secured funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy to purchase on street planters.
These were adopted by local businesses in October 2019 on our high streets who installed, planted and will maintain them.
The planters will add colour to our streets and really see local people taking responsibility for their environment.
See the planters at:
- Fulwell Parade Shops
- Claybury Broadway
- Broadway Market Fencepiece Road
The Great British Spring Clean 2019
We have worked with many fantastic residents, community groups and schools to clean up our borough as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean- we had over 750 volunteers participate in Redbridge over the campaign month! A big thank you to all the volunteers and partners who ran activities and got their hands dirty and to those #LitterHeroes that took part in other clean-up events- joining 563,163 volunteers across the country!
Salsa Sweep - Dancing the Streets Clean
A local dancing group Salsa Sweep took to the streets to fight against fly-tipping on Ilford High Road. Salsa Sweep love dancing salsa and love clean streets. They combined their two passions to spread the message that dumping bulky rubbish and furniture on our streets is not acceptable!
Salsa Sweep are local salsa dancers who are passionate about looking after their local environment and streets. They have had enough of people dumping black bags, furniture and bulky rubbish on the streets- it is not acceptable.
This was complemented with a tongue-in-cheek fly-tip art installation.
We supported Salsa Sweep after they approached us with their idea. If you have any ideas you would like support with contact your local Neighbourhood Engagement Officer.