Spruce up your neighbourhood

On this page you will find ideas about how you can make your neighbourhood a cleaner and more vibrant place that everybody can take pride in.

Why not reclaim your street and neighbourhood and bring your family, friends, and neighbours together?

Please note that you must contact us for permission before undertaking any of the activities listed below to ensure that we can put the correct measures in place.


Set up a litter picking event or group

This is a great way to meet neighbours and send out a strong message that the community will not tolerate littering. To register your litter picking group or find a local group visit litteraction.org.uk 

On 22 October 2018 we relaunched the "Litter Picking Hubs" in partnership with Amey and Vision RCL enabling residents to book and borrow litter pickers from one of four libraries including Redbridge Central Library, Fullwell Cross, Woodford Green and Goodmayes Libraries.

Check out the community litter picking how-to guide and borrow litter pickers from your local library hub by completing an online form two weeks before your event. 

Don't forget to tell us know how you get on!

litter poster

Community gardening

Do you live near a bare or derelict bit of land? Do you have an idea about how your community can bring it to life? Why not get together with family, friends and neighbours to start planting on your street or in your local neighbourhood?

Perhaps you might consider growing fruit and vegetables in your community. Visit the Incredible Edible website to learn more about how others have done this across the country.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website also has information about gardening and other useful resources.

Subscribe to our enewlsetter to learn about when our how-to guide goes live. To share your stories of community gardening contact us here.


Tree pit planting

As part of our community gardening initiative residents are encouraged to adopt tree pits for planting. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring together neighbours and help your street bloom. Once adopted it is your responsibility to plant and maintain the tree pit.

Please note that we have considered applications for 2019. If you have any enquiries about adopting a tree pit please contact cleansing.services@redbridge.gov.uk


National Tree Week November - December 2018

Redbridge celebrated National Tree Week between Monday 26 November and Saturday 8 December 2018 across schools and neighbourhoods this year. Residents joined us on the Lowe Hainault, Fields Park Crescent Chadwell Heath, Swindon Close Seven Kings and Wren Terrace, Tiptree Crescent.

This project was funded by the Mayor of London and supported by the CIL neighbourhood fund.

Also, Trees For Cities carry out regular tree planting events in parks and schools. To get involved in their future events visit www.treesforcities.org/Redbridge

The Council and Trees for Cities have secured a three year partnership to plant more trees and greenery across the Borough. Trees for Cities have delivered many projects over the years and are due to plant 15000 in the coming months. 

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