Sat 6th April 2019
The 5th Ashbys Big Tidy Up
It is hoped there will be sufficient volunteers to pick litter on every street in Ashby, and hopefully the surrounding area, although this will ultimately be determined by the number of volunteers available and their willingness to be flexible if necessary to ensure an adequate coverage of all locations; so please register your name so that we can make sure our town is picked clean!
All volunteers will litter pick their way to Hood Park Leisure Centre for ‘free’ refreshments.
Each team will have a leader who will be supplied with all the necessary equipment to hand out to volunteers. All volunteers will be supplied with an emergency contact telephone number.
Volunteers will meet at their agreed starting point no later than 2pm for a health & safety briefing after which they will litter pick their way to Hood Park Leisure Centre, where hot refreshments await!
Ashby Town Council vehicles and staff will be travelling around the area collecting the bags of rubbish, taking them to Hood Park.
North West Leicestershire District Council Waste Services will remove all the waste from Hood Park.
Youngsters will be able to exchange the rubbish they collect for a gold chocolate coin and other goodies.
Whilst enjoying a well-earned cuppa and a piece of cake the NWLDC street action team will be available to discuss current environmental campaigns and initiatives and will have information for those who are considering sign up to be a volunteer litter picker.
At approx. 4pm refreshments will be available ‘free of charge’ to all registered volunteers. Refreshments will be available for non-volunteers to purchase.
Leicestershire Search & Rescue volunteers will be providing assistance at this event. They will be responsible for first aid, communications, the emergency contact telephone number and assisting where needed throughout the event.
At approx. 4.30/4.45pm the event will close and all volunteers will make their way home.
Register their interest in helping by visiting www.eventbrite.co.uk or calling Brian on 07591 494727 or Paul on 07905 848981.