Wealden District Council

Wealden spring-cleaned

News : 08 March 2017

Thank-you to everyone who helped make the Great Wealden Spring Clean such a success.

Hooe rubbish bags

Nearly 25 community groups from across Wealden took part in the clean up last weekend and indications are that even more litter was collected than in last year’s Clean for the Queen event.

Well over 300 bags of litter were collected over the course of the weekend, with the overall amount expected to be well in excess of last year’s tonne load of rubbish.

“This has been a fantastic response,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member with responsibility for waste management. “We will be organising another Wealden Spring Clean next year, but in the meantime I hope the groups keep up the momentum by using the equipment we have supplied to carry out their own litter picks.
They are setting a great example to everyone else to help keep the Wealden looking clean and attractive – something we all appreciate.” 

Groups from Polegate, Crowborough, Chiddingly, Maresfield, Ripe and Chalvington, Arlington, Hooe, Heathfield, Uckfield, Berwick,
Fletching, Hartfield, Laughton, Hailsham, Rushlake Green, Five Ash Down, Wadhurst, Pevensey, Halland and the Dickers took part. A total of 24 different organisations were involved including parish and town councils, conservation groups and residents’ associations.

Wealden District Council supplied nearly 150 sets of equipment to help with the spring clean including litter pickers, gloves, bag hoops and waste sacks. Waste contractor Kier provided a special waste collection service for all the litter picked during the campaign.

Photo shows the bags of litter collected by the Hooe Parish Council Team.