Let’s tidy up our city: 11-27 September

Dear all

I wanted to let you know about an initiative the city council will be starting next week as part of the annual Keep Britain Tidy campaign, which runs from tomorrow (Friday 11) to Sunday 27 of this month. I wrote about the plans in The Argus two weeks ago and I’ve written in the Argus today with more detail. You can find out more information from the city council’s news story which was published on the council’s website yesterday.

We’re launching our own Keep Brighton & Hove Tidy campaign by carrying out a major clean up along Queens Road, North Street and West Street. Cityclean will use high pressure hoses to jet wash bins, street furniture, lamp posts and pavements and paint out graffiti tags on council owned property. As part of our campaign I’m asking communities across the city to consider joining the clean-up effort – including residents, volunteers, council staff, tidy up teams, beach cleaners and students. I‘ve written to businesses setting out the council’s plans and asking for support where practicable, including cleaning outside their premises, removing graffiti from their buildings and asking staff to get involved. I am receiving lots of support from all over the city from business and organisations too, which is great news.

With all of this brilliant community work about to start, I’d also like to take this opportunity to ask you in our neighbourhood to get involved in Keep Brighton & Hove Tidy.

Last week I was out litter picking along Queen’s Gardens and Kingsway, Second Avenue, Wilbury Road, Eaton Road, Lansdowne Road and Brunswick Place. I have already spotted Palmeira and Adelaide are holding a tidy up on Sunday 13th September and we can help your immediate area organise a tidy up and promote it. Myself and Hannah over the next few weeks will aim to litter pick every street in the ward- times and dates in the table below. If you’d like to join us on your street, please drop us a line. Recognising precious marine life we will also be helping the Surfers Against Sewage tidy the beach.

Help can mean anything from litter picking, removing graffiti, weeding and beach and parks cleans. The city council can provide the equipment, including litter pickers and gloves for rubbish and paint and brushes for graffiti removal. People can email communitycleanup@brighton-hove.gov.uk for more information.

We’ll also be thanking anyone we know of who carries out a clean-up by posting supportive messages on the council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. I hope you’ll see this as one of the positive ways of helping to tidy our city while complementing the good work Cityclean does daily.

I want Brighton & Hove to be successful and confident, and cleaning up our city is an essential part of that.

Yours sincerely


11.9.204PMCambridge, Brunswick, York and Norfolk Roads
12.9.201PMBrunswick Square, Terrace, Brunswick St East and West and Upper and Lower Market Street
13.9.2010AM-1:30PMPalmeira Sq, Adelaide Crescent
18.9.205PMLansdowne Place, Lansdowne Street, Holland Road, Farm Road
25.9.204PMWaterloo, Cross, Farman, Little Western and Western Streets

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