Earlier this month Daventry Volunteer Centre’s Clean & Green team donned their hi-vis and grabbed their pickers to help Southbrooke estate residents tackle litter hotspots.
The Great British Spring Clean is a national initiative by Keep Britain Tidy and the pick in Daventry involved local residents, the police, local housing associations, town rangers and our very own environmental heroes. Our Clean & Green volunteers mainly focus on Daventry Town Centre so it was great to be able to link up with other like-minded people and help keep the estate tidy, and plans were made to reach out and visit other Daventry estates to support individuals and groups who volunteer and patrol weekly.
Helping to tackle litter is a great way to volunteer your time as not only does it get you out of the house and exercising, but you can meet great people with a passion for the environment while immediately seeing the impact you’re having. The feel-good factor of someone coming past and saying what a difference you make is wonderful too, so if you see any of our Clean & Green team out and about, do say hello!
We are always welcoming new people to join us on our Monday and Friday picks around Daventry, so if you feel like enjoying a Summer day keeping your local area tidy we would love to hear from you.