16th-29th October - consider it Blitzed!

Massive congratulations and a big thank you to all that took part. The statistics are pretty impressive!

See how many are getting involved in Bristol Clean Streets...
 
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From the 16th to 29th October we ran another successful initiative with Bristol City Council to help keep our city clean and tidy - the Autumn Litter Blitz.
 
  • Over the fortnight, 504 bags of litter were collected by neighbours, friends, community groups, schools and colleagues.
  • A total of 507 volunteers took part, clocking roughly 1200 hours of time beautifying our roads by freeing them from litter.
  • 38 separate events took place from Avonmouth to Hartcliffe and 23 community groups got involved in cleaning up their areas.

Mayor Marvin Rees said:

I continue to be filled with pride by the scale of commitment the people of Bristol have in taking practical action to clean up our city. 507 volunteers, 1200 volunteer hours and over 500 bags of litter - Bristolians are amazing.
We are continuing to up our game to support those who want a clean city. Kingdom start this week, and they’ll be issuing spot fines for littering and dog faeces being left on our streets.We have an opportunity to have a clean city. It’s an opportunity I believe we can realise.

The Autumn Litter Blitz and the Great Bristol Spring Clean, a similar clean-up project that happened in March this year, are initiatives that support the Mayor’s Bristol Clean Streets campaign - to make Bristol measurably cleaner by 2020.

 

We have hundreds of litter picking kits available for use all year round, but doing a concentrated drive really makes a visible difference to our streets and parks.
 
Rob Umphray, from Keep Bristol Tidy, who regularly goes out with the BCR Streetscene Group and litter picks said:
“I’m always amazed when I see the big difference that small groups of people can make when they work together to support their local community.”

If you’re interested in organising a litter pick or would like to join a local group then get in touch with Community Engagement:
 
Email the team or call 0117 304 9022 
 
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