Believe in Barton – Volunteers clean up after others
Community volunteers will be joined by City Council officers and staff at from the new Sainsbury's Barton store to help tidy up litter left by others in the Barton area.
Volunteers will be litter picking their way from the St James Street City Farm to pick up rubbish left by others from 10am – 4pm on Monday 12th August.
The event is part of the Believe in Barton campaign, which helps communities to take pride in their area.
The litter collected will then be sorted into what can be recycled and what is general waste, helping to educate the community of what they can recycle themselves.
Councillor Sajid Patel, cabinet member for environment, Gloucester City Council said: "It's really important that we remind residents and also help educate them in what can be recycled to help reduce the amount of waste which is sent to landfill.
"Many residents we have spoken to are happy to recycle, but just didn't know what they could recycle and how to do so.
"The clean up days are also being complemented with visits from officers to properties in the area to check they have the right bins for the job of managing their waste and recycling which should make a lasting difference for the community.
When an area is looking clean and tidy there is more pride in the area and people try hard to keep it looking that way."
A number of streets have registered to take part in the Believe in Barton Street competition which will see the best improved street presented with a plaque at a prize giving event at the Barton Cultural Fayre on August 24th.