As part of the national “Great British Spring Clean” weekend the Tees Valley Wild Green places Project worked with the Roseworth Community Project to lead an anti-littering campaign.
To give the campaign a boost the Wildlife Trust called in the “Lord of the Bins” duo. During the week they performed promotional assemblies in Rosebrook Primary School and St, Gregory’s Academy.
The assemblies, as well as being very entertaining, got across serious messages about the effects of litter on wildlife and the cost of clearing up litter and rubbish. Children were encouraged to continue their enthusiasm for the day by entering the ‘litter poster’ competition with prizes donated by McDonalds and the Wildlife Trust. The dynamic duo also popped along to McDonalds and did a walk around the Redhill shop, engaging people in litter related banter and conversations.
We had over 50 fantastic colourful entries to choose from.
These are being made into permanent laminated signs to go on lampposts around Roseworth by Stockton Borough Council.
Blakeston Court clean up
Volunteers from Thirteen Housing and McDonalds joined forces with us to give the fence and hedge line near Blakeston Court a good clean up.
The big Roseworth Saturday clean up
Roseworth residents and volunteers from Tescos took part in a jam-packed day of fantastic family fun as the Lord of the Bins and the Funky Junk Workshop arrived in Roseworth on Saturday 4th March. As you can see from the rubbish volunteers worked hard to collect all this in two hours from the beck woodland near Rhondda Avenue. Not only were cans and crisp packets found, but also car tyres, garden waste, nappies, Christmas trees and 8 items of underwear! All the rubbish was taken away by Stockton Borough Council’s Care for your Area.
The litter pick was followed by a Funky Junk Workshop and refreshments, donated by Tesco, in SS Peter and Paul Church Hall.
Roseworth Councillors, Jim Beall and Barbara Inman both took part, they said “We are delighted to add our support to this event. It not only brings people together but will tidy up some of the wonderful green spaces in our area. By involving local schoolchildren, we would hope that they will be more conscious about looking after their environment.”