Plans are progressing well for the 2017 Big Hitchin Spring Clean. Volunteers will be tackling the following areas on Sunday to make Hitchin a cleaner, brighter town.
- outside Hitchin Station, Nightingale & Walsworth Roads, Bancroft Recreation Ground, Ransoms Rec, Butts Close, Pinehill Field, Woodside car park (upper level), footpaths around Windmill Hill, St Michael’s Road, Coleridge Close, College Path
A teacher at Wilshere-Dacre said: “It is very important for our school to get involved in community events such as The Big Tidy Up for many reasons. It is a great opportunity for the children to help the environment and our local community at the same time and we always get a lot out of the experience too. We are always looking for new ways to get involved in eco projects as the children are becoming so passionate and aware of how important it is to look after our world.”
The Brown Owl and Girl Guiding District Commissioner said: “Our groups would love to take part again this year and are happy to do The Dell once again, especially as we understand there are plans to refurbish it so that it can again be used as an open air theatre”.
“Involving young people is very important for Hitchin Forum and we are always delighted that so many children get involved in our Big Hitchin Spring Clean” said Ellie, co-ordinator for the event. “They are so keen and we feel that if pupils are involved in improving their own environments in this way, they are less likely to tolerate litter in future. We have specially designed ‘T-Rex’ litter pickers which go down well with youngsters. It’s all about positive experiences early in their lives and having fun at the same time!”
The Big Hitchin Spring Clean is organised by Hitchin Forum and is not just for young people. Adults, families and everyone interested in doing their bit to get the town ready for summer are invited to join in on Sunday 7th May, 10am – 12 noon. If you would like to take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org