The scheme has over 1,400 volunteers across the borough including local schools, community groups and businesses as well as many local residents all committed to spreading the anti-litter message.
Adopt-a-Street encourages local people to volunteer to care for their communities and local environment through collecting litter from their local streets and areas. Volunteering for this scheme will not mean a reduction in the council's street cleaning schedules, it will compliment and enhance this service.
How It Works
You can choose the area you want to "adopt" and when you want to volunteer. The council will help you by providing a litter picking kit, including a litter picker, gloves, and a tabard, and basic written health and safety guidance is provided. It is a fantastic opportunity for all residents and other groups to get involved in looking after their local area.
"Adopt-a-Street is the perfect way of reinforcing the council's zero tolerance policy on litter. It also encourages a real sense of civic pride among volunteers in their own neighbourhoods".
Residents or groups interested in joining the Adopt-a-Street scheme should complete the on-line registration form.