Jesmond Vale residents encouraged to tidy up this Sunday

Jesmond Vale, by Jacqui006 via Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons licence

Jesmond Vale, by Jacqui006 via Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons licence

With a blissful weekend ahead of us, the national Keep Britain Tidy’s anti-litter campaign is hoping Jesmond and Sandyford residents will spend a few hours participating in The Big Tidy Up this weekend to clean up Jesmond Vale on Sunday April 21st.

Keep Britain Tidy is an environmental charity group and holds a successful history of over 50 years, while The Big Tidy Up, a campaign run by the charity, is in its third year – and has just announced that over 100,000 bags of rubbish have been collected by its volunteers.

The Jesmond Big Tidy Up is organised in cooperation with Jesmond Vale Residents Association, park rangers and university students. In the past, the local campaign has brought up to 35 students and between 20 to 30 residents to clean Jesmond Vale, all of whom picked up 3 bin wagons full of rubbish.

Participants will be meeting at 10am at Cafe Z on Goldspink Lane on April 21st. A subsequent meeting on May 19th will start at Landsdowne Gardens Green.

For those who don’t want to get their hands dirty, there is still a way to participate in the event this weekend. A picnic-style lunch will be held in the Sunday sunshine, and people are encouraged to bring a dish to share. The picnic starts at 12.30pm at Barney and Judes.

For more information, please send queries to lovejesmond@gmail.com.

One thought on “Jesmond Vale residents encouraged to tidy up this Sunday”

  1. David Hardman says:

    Thanks for putting this article on.

    We are also organising a Big Tidy Up on 25th June at 6pm in Brandling Village and South Jesmond Farm with Greggs providing a tea for all the workers afterwards in their Head Office on Clayton Road.

    Anyone wanting to come along to any of the Big Tidy Up can also call me 07946 354 345 for more information.

    David Hardman
    Labour Councillor for South Jesmond Ward
    15 Akenside Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1TN
    m. 07946 354 345 t. 0191 239 9554

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