Stockport Council initiates Spring Tidy drive for 2024

A drive to make Stockport sparkle for 2024 – and encourage locals to do their bit – has kicked off today, Friday, March 15th.

The team at Stockport Council, along with Cllr Grace Baynham, Cabinet Member for Parks, Highways and Transport Services, have joined forces with volunteers from Friends of Reddish Vale and Greenspace Volunteers Stockport to unveil ‘Spring Clean 2024’ at the borough’s country park.

Over the next eight weeks, the Council will lead a series of organised clean-up events and activities throughout Stockport.

Volunteers at Reddish Vale dedicate their time to keeping the park neat through general maintenance, setting a fine example for the rest of the borough.

Council staff will be getting stuck in to sprucing up District and Local Centres, parks, and green spaces, tackling graffiti and waste removal. They will be supported by local park groups, schools, and Volunteer Groups in an effort to enhance the borough’s appearance and showcase the ongoing efforts to maintain a clean and safe environment for residents and visitors.

Moreover, activities such as gully cleansing, removing fly posts, and promoting awareness about the dangers of fly-tipping will be undertaken. Efforts will also be made to educate fast-food businesses on waste disposal and reducing the use of single-use plastic.

During the campaign, the council will recognise some community champions through the 2024 Greenspace Awards.

Cllr Baynham commented: “Our residents take pride in their surroundings, and we aim to shine a light on the fantastic work happening in our communities and the unsung heroes who help make Stockport a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.

“I encourage everyone to get involved in looking after their neighbourhood, inspiring others, and making a lasting impact.

“Our teams work tirelessly to maintain the borough’s appearance, but unfortunately, there are individuals who undermine these efforts. This can incur significant costs for the council, so our campaign aims to empower all residents to take small actions to improve their communities for everyone.”

Residents are encouraged to follow the Council’s social media updates to witness first-hand the work involved in keeping Stockport clean, as well as to learn how they can participate in the campaign.

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