Rescheduled to September, Paddington prepares for Great British Spring Clean 2020
Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Great British Spring Clean 2020 has been rescheduled to September, and here at the Community Programme we look forward to welcoming volunteers back to safe and impactful outdoor volunteering with our exciting flagship event.
For the third consecutive year, the Community Programme is lending its support to the Great British Spring Clean - the UK’s largest nationwide environmental campaign. On 22 September, The Community Programme will hold its flagship event, with Paddington volunteers sailing out on Go Boats, stand-up paddleboards and canoes litter picking from the canal while they enjoy the scenery.
Employees from businesses in Paddington are being invited to set sail along the canal to do their bit. Armed with nets and litter pickers, these volunteer litter heroes will spend time removing plastic and other rubbish from the waterway. On returning to the tow path, time will be spent analysing the waste collected, contributing to awareness-raising activities around the problem of plastic pollution. Volunteers will be asked to bring old carrier bags from home, enabling us to reduce the quantity of single-use plastic involved in the event.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Active 360 and GoBoat London to run this event, which will enable people working in Paddington to make a positive contribution to the physical environment surrounding their office.
We’ll be posting regularly on social media throughout the September Clean, so do look out for all the photos of our litter picking activity as we clean up our canal. If you would like further information about our canal clean-up event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.