Our next Groves litter-pick and general tidy up will be on Saturday 9 March from 11am to 12:30pm. We will be based at the Manchester Student Accommodation office at the corner of Upper West Grove and North Grove. Bags, gloves and pickers will be provided and Hello Student, our new neighbours at Victoria Point will be there (come and say hello) and bringing refreshments and litter-hero prizes for children who join in and pick the most litter. This will be part of the 2024 Great British Spring Clean organised by Keep Britain Tidy and Biffa will collect the bags we fill.
Thanks everyone who came and helped pick up litter on the Groves on Saturday, either on the day or at other times over the weekend. Here are some of our Litter Heroes and the bags we filled. Congratulations to Ethan for winning the Best Junior Litter Picker prize. Thanks to MSV Housing, Keep Manchester Tidy/Manchester City Council and MSA for support.
Our next litter-pick will be on Saturday 18th March from 11am-12:30pm. Meet up as usual at the MSA Office (corner of Upper West and South Groves) for bags pickers and gloves. This pick will be part of this year's Great British Spring Clean.
We're hoping to have some refreshments available and prizes for the best junior Litter Heroes. As the leaflet says: "Join with your neighbours to help make our streets and alleys cleaner. Let's take some pride in our Groves!"
We will be following a recent big clear up of big items and fly-tipped rubbish by Biffa, part of a new Council initiative to take action on rubbish in the City Centre. Our Councillors have asked to include some targeted interventions in local communities where littering is a problem. Hopefully this will include some prevention and prosecutions! Find out more on the 18th
A huge thank you to all who helped with the Groves Litter-pick on Saturday (three pictured below), or at other times over the weekend. Thanks again too MSA for use of their office as a base. A LOT was collected and our streets and alleys look a lot better for it. We also reported some fly-tipping and contaminated bins. It would be so nice to not have to clear up after those still too lazy or selfish to clear up after themselves, but meantime it is good to work together for the common good of our community and environment.
We are having another community litter-pick on Saturday December 3rd, 11am to 12:30pm. Come along and help make our streets and alleys look better, and have some fun and chat with your neighbours. Meet up at the MSA office on the corner of Upper West and North Groves to collect bags, gloves and pickers.
Let's take pride in our environment and not be beaten by the litterers and fly-tippers!
We had an excellent, productive and fun morning tidying up the community garden and clearing fly-tipped items and litter round the Groves. It feels good to make our neighbourhood look better. Big thanks to everyone who helped: local residents plus workers from the City Council and Moss Care St Vincent Housing. Thanks too for the drinks and snacks.
Our NEXT community event will be the return of our Bring and Share Picnic in the Community Garden on Sunday August 14 from 2-4:30pm. Make note of the date. More news to follow.
A big thank you to everyone who turned out on a lovely sunny morning on Saturday to help tidy our streets. We picked up lots of litter, some smaller fly-tipped items, and had a good time working and chatting together. A big thank you again to MSA for use of their office as a base, and to Marzena for providing refreshments and the brilliant bubble machines! Thanks also to Manchester City council for bags, gloves etc, and Biffa for the bags pick-up.
We would still much rather that lazy people did not drop litter, but it's good to turn that negative into a positive and we can feel proud of improving our environment in this way. Not everyone was around when we took the photos, but they show some of the workers and bags we collected.
Our next community litter-pick will be on Saturday May 14, 11am to 1pm. We will meet as usual at the MSA Office at the corner of Upper West and North Groves for handing out bags, gloves and pickers. If you can’t come at that time but can help sometime over the weekend, get in touch and we’ll get you a bag (or two). This is always a fun time together, to chat and catch up while we make the Groves look better. And doing something to improve our environment always seems to make us feel better. Maybe we can find some prizes for the best junior litter picker uppers…
Thanks to everyone who turned out to help with our Groves New Year Litter Pick. Some of our litter heroes are in the photo. There was a lot to pick up, and we filled about 20 bags (some more will be added as other neighbours take a turn over the weekend). Our street and alleys now look a lot tidier, and it was great to meet and chat as we worked. And the chocolate rewards went down well!
It would be so much better if people learned to be tidy and respect their environment so days like these were not necessary, but while they are (because we don't want to live in a tip) we will enjoy them.
We're having a community litter pick on Saturday January 22nd from 11:30am to 1pm.
Collect bags, and pickers and gloves from outside the MSA Office on the corner of Upper West and North Groves and come and help clean up our streets and alleys alongside some of your neighbours.
If you prefer to do another time over the weekend, contact Judith to arrange to collect a bag (plus picker and gloves if you need them). Filled bags can be left at the Upper West Grove end of West Grove and will be collected by Biffa on Monday.
News about what is happening on the Groves.