Staff and councillors clean up to kick-off Harlow’s Big Spring Clean

Communities / Tue 10th May 2022 am31 06:16am

ON 9 May 2022, a team of Harlow councillors, council staff and HTS officially launched Harlow’s Big Spring Clean 2022.

The team picked up litter in the housing estates and green spaces around the Latton Bush Centre, filling up 30 bags and collecting one dumped shopping trolley and two highway cones.

Harlow’s Big Spring Clean will run until 25 June 2022 and this year is part of Harlow’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The annual spring clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses, and schools to make a difference to their local environment.

This year more than 1,000 residents from 60 different groups are set to take part. The council will be supplying all the equipment needed and arranging the collection of bags. Thank you to all those who are signed up to take part.

The clean-ups will be in addition to the daily work HTS and volunteer groups like the Harlow Wombles do to clean up the town of litter and rubbish.

Applications for this year’s Harlow Big Spring Clean are now closed. We will be running the event again next spring, so if you are interested in taking part in future events email [email protected]

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4 Comments for Staff and councillors clean up to kick-off Harlow’s Big Spring Clean:

2022-05-10 08:32:56

Such a sad shame that so many people still think its ok to litter their rubbish in our environment.These clean ups would not be neccessary if these morally corrupt individuals took their rubbish home or placed it in a bin.If you see someone littering call them out if you think they are fair game.

2022-05-10 11:43:08

Ratboy, I agree with you apart from calling them out as more than likely you will at the least get abuse or the worst scenario a trip to hospital, They are knuckledraggers and no amount of trying to educate will change them and their ways.

2022-05-10 18:34:54

It all starts at home. If you don't teach your children to put rubbish in the bin they won't do it later in life, it's called discipline and respect and its nearly all gone. Why not use the people on community service to pick up litter. Katie Price is on community service she could do it with them. You never used to see this much litter and people dumping rubbish in the streets of Harlow in the 70's. It's definitely gone down hill and it's such a shame.

Kim Oconnor
2022-05-10 19:30:48

Mark I agree with you, it has to come from the home, respect and discipline sadly lacking.

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