Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions the Great Groves Spring Clean planned for this Saturday has been CANCELLED.
If any individuals would like to do a bit of litter-picking please go ahead. Leave the bags at the usual place at the North Grove end of Upper West Grove. We will arrange for them to be taken away. You may already have a picker and rubbish bags, but if not, send an email with your details and we can get those for you.
Keep safe. Be kind.
We are taking part in the Great British Spring Clean again this year. Our Groves Clean-Up will be on Saturday on March 21. Come along anytime between 11am and 2pm. As before we are being supported by Manchester City Council, Moss Care St Vincent housing. local businesses such as MSA, and our Councillors will be calling in. Also this year we welcome Manchester Student Homes who will be encouraging our local students to come and join in.
We will have prizes and goody-bags and we're asking everyone if they can to bring some cake or biscuits to share. Let's make it a fun community and family time together doing something positive.
Our clean-up is registered with Keep Britain Tidy and our number of volunteers and numbers of bags filled will be counted in the national statistics. More details soon.
On Wednesday April 24, 10am to 2pm there will be an Action Day on the Groves, led by the Council with support from Biffa (who empty our bins) and housing providers such as Mosscare St Vincent, Arawak and S4B. Activities will include jet washing, litter-picking, removing bulky waste and advice over a cuppa about your concerns. There will be free give-aways, goodie bags, prizes for children and more.
Further information from Tanique on 07703 807200.
A big thank you to everyone who turned up to help at our Groves Spring-Clean on Saturday as part of the Great British Spring Clean. About 25 adults and numerous children came to pick up litter and make our streets and alleys look really tidy. We also had support from MSA, MossCare St Vincent, Biffa, local police and Councillors. Thank you to all of them. Around 40 pink 'Community Clean up' bags were filled. Of course the ongoing challenge is to keep it like this. To help encourage people to dispose of their rubbish properly (and catch those who don't!) there will be an Action Day on the Groves on April 24 involving leaflets, signs, lights, cameras and more. Watch out for more info about this soon.
Our Groves Clean-Up is next Saturday on March 30. Come along anytime between 11am and 2pm. We will have prizes and goody-bags and we're asking everyone if they can to bring some cake or biscuits to share. Let's make it a fun community and family time together doing something positive.
Our clean-up is registered with Keep Britain Tidy and our number of volunteers and numbers of bags filled will be counted in the national statistics. Look at our clean-up here.
We're taking part in the Great British Spring Clean, organised by Keep Britain Tidy on Saturday March 30, 11-2pm. We have monthly clean-ups, but this one will be a bit whizzier, with refreshments, goodies, prizes, and fun together for all ages doing something good for our community.
Groves Residents Group has been nominated for the Manchester Be Proud Awards – not only that, but we have made it to the final on November 16. It's nice to get recognition for the hard work that so many have been doing to clean up and improve our streets and alleys, and the Community Garden.
We have been asked for a group photo for the Awards Programme. This will be taken at our monthly clean-up on Saturday October 5, 2pm. Let's a get a good turn out and a lot of smiling faces!
Thanks everyone who helped with our latest monthly (-ish) clean up last Saturday. It is good to keep on top of the litter problem, and it’s a great way to get to know each other better.
As before, the bags that we left at the end of Upper West Grove were taken by Biffa. This is a special extra collection they do for us. Don't leave bags there at any other time!!
We noticed by Monday a few extra items had been left with our bags - bits of furniture, a mattress. Maybe this was from a few people trying to be helpful, but our arrangement with Biffa is bags only. However, everything was taken this time and we are trying to find to if that was a one-off or not.
On April 21 we had the first of our regular small clean-ups. It was great to see a good number of volunteers out with litter-pickers and bags to pick-up litter from the streets that had collected since our big Spring Clean in March. Having these clean-ups every few weeks does not take much time and keeps the Groves looking good. The Council arranged for the bags we filled to be collected early the next week.
We also gave out some "Is this Your Rubbish?" notices to houses near where some rubbish bags or objects had been dumped – two leaflets with a photo of the rubbish. These were to warn whoever did it that there are big fines, and also to inform them of how to get help to dispose of their rubbish legally.
The alley behind West Grove has been particularly bad for litter, debris and dumped rubbish. Here are before and after pictures showing what a difference has been made by our Spring Clean and then the deep clean by Redgate Holdings.
News about what is happening on the Groves.