Oxfords Spring Clean Weekend

Volunteers and Voluntary Groups are needed to take part in…

Volunteers and groups across the City of Oxford will be out litter-picking during OxClean’s 9th Spring Clean weekend, Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March 2016. This annual event now has its place firmly on Oxford’s calendar, with people enjoying coming and working together for a good cause. Last year a wide range of volunteers in more than 70 groups picked up over 7 tonnes of litter. Most of Oxford’s schools were involved. This year more volunteers are needed, could you or your organisation take part, you would have fun and develop your team-building skills as well as cleaning up an unsightly area for the community.

OxClean will be extra special this year. It will be part of a nationwide litter pick called Clean for the Queen, run in association with Keep Britain Tidy and “Country Life” magazine and organised to honour the Queen in her 90th birthday year. The Director is Adrian Evans, who organized the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames. Clean for the Queen aims to bring out a million people nationwide picking up litter over the weekend. OxClean, now in its 9th year, has been involved in the early stages of this countrywide initiative and hopes it will envourage many  more similar events.

Rosanne Bostock, leader of the OxClean team said:

“It is very pleasing to see so many volunteer groups and schools and our two universities coming together for Oxford’s annual spring clean. They undoubtedly help to make Oxford a better place for us all to live in. OxClean is delighted that Clean for the Queen in 2016 is planned for the first weekend in March. It is hoped that this national Spring Clean becomes an annual event too.”

To find out how to take part in the OxClean Spring Clean, how to be supplied with litter pickers and hi-vis-vests, plus lots of information about how to safely litter pick and to register a group or as an individual visit www.oxclean.org.uk  or telephone 07505 756692.

If you or your organisation are outside Oxford please contact www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk/.

OxClean is an Oxford Civic Society initiative which started in 2006 and is dedicated to keeping Oxford clean and tidy all year round. We work in partnership with Oxford City Council, The Oxford Times and local community groups and schools. www.oxclean.org.uk

Clean for the Queen is an initiative of Keep Britain Tidy, Country Life magazine and the Garfield Weston Foundation. Keep Britain Tidy is the national charity which campaigns to reduce litter. www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk/ @CleanforQueen

Oxford Civic Society aims to improve the quality of life in Oxford by working to influence planning, building, environment, travel and community issues. It has nearly 1,000 members and is a registered charity. www.oxcivicsoc.org.uk @oxcivicsoc