Sheffield prepares for yearly spring clean

27 February 2020

Sheffield is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” national campaign uniting businesses to take care of city centre’s appearance. 

Sheffield BID is an organisation bonding businesses from across all sectors to look at ways to improve the city. This time, they are organising a litter pick.

The National campaign is calling on volunteers to not only eliminate litter blighting our streets and parks but also permanently change the behaviour of the society. 

The litter pick is open to all businesses and city centre organisations as Diane Jarvis, BID Manager, explained: “We are inviting enthusiastic businesses and other organisations in Sheffield city centre to come and support us with this year’s city centre litter pick,” she said.

“A clean and tidy city centre is something that benefits us all and is a cause in which we all have a role to play.

“At last year’s Spring Clean, 50 volunteers from across 13 companies completed a litter pick of the city centre. It’s a fun few hours and a chance to get outside and meet our hardworking team and other like minded individuals.”

Great British Spring Clean 2020 will start at Peace Gardens where all volunteers will be provided with necessary equipment and have a possibility to demonstrate that they care about Sheffield. 

Suzy Brain England OBE, Chair of the Sheffield BID Board is also Chair of Keep Britain Tidy, added: “The Great British Spring Clean is the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign. It tackles litter and waste levels, improves public places and helps to educate future generations.

“Sheffield BID has always been a great supporter of the national campaign by organising and contributing to activities right in the heart of Sheffield. The city centre typically looks clean and tidy when compared to some other.” 

In addition to organising one-off actions such as the Spring litter pick, Sheffield BID’s graffiti Clean Team have now removed more than 700 cases of graffiti on buildings during its tenure. Its Street Rangers team have, to date, sanitised doorways, fire escapes and shared alleyways over 84,000 times, as we can read from Sheffield City Council’s press release. 

Anyone interested in participating is welcome to contact or telephone 0114 339 2015.


Written by Weronika Wawrzuta

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