Join our Bank Holiday Community Clean Up!

Volunteers from Plastic Free Hackney on a Lea River litter pick last year (Credit Plastic Free Hackney)

People in Hackney are being invited to spend a couple of hours on May Bank Holiday giving some of the borough’s green spaces a spring clean.

The Community Clean Up, which takes place on Sunday 26 May at 10am-12pm, will litter-pick areas including Middlesex Filter Beds, Hackney Marshes, the Lea Navigation Canal, Gilpin Square, Daubeney Fields, Mabley Green and Hackney Wick Woodland.

The event is being funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and co-hosted by Plastic Free Hackney, with the first 50 people to sign-up given a reusable bottle or coffee cup.

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, & Community Services
The May Bank Holiday is a time when lots of people are outside enjoying the spring weather and the borough’s public spaces. That’s why we’re encouraging people to get involved in these Community Clean Up events, which build on the litter picks already undertaken by local people in the borough this year. We’ve chosen a few areas where careless littering is a persistent problem, and where volunteers could really make a difference to the local environment. I hope residents can spare the time to come along and help us give these areas a good spring clean while meeting their neighbours in the process.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, & Community Services

There are three meeting points for the Clean Up: at the Princess of Wales Pub, 146 Lea Bridge Road, E5 9RB, Millfields Waste Transfer Depot, Millfields Road E5 0AR and La Mela, 25-27 Marsh Hill, E9 5QA.

Volunteers are asked to make their way to one of the meeting points for a 10am start.

Sign-up using this form.