The 12th Ashtead Spring Clean 2017
In 2005 the Ashtead Residents' Association started it's Spring Clean campaign whereby residents took to the streets to do a massive litter pick for just an hour. In that time residents collected dozens of black sacks of litter plus, wheels, tyres, large gas cannisters, broken chairs and all sorts of rubbish thrown away by careless people - and this has continued year on year.
Last year for the Queen's 90th birthday, Central Government came up with the idea for a Spring Clean and called it Clean for the Queen. Well, it's good to know that the corridors of power are looking at Ashtead for their innovations!.
This year once again there is to be a countrywide litter pick, and once again Central Government has copied Ashtead and called the event "The Great British Spring Clean". Well imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Ashtead leads the way!
Ashtead's 12th Annual Spring Clean will take place on Saturday March 4th 2017 and the rest of the country is following our lead. It will take just 1 hour of your time.
This is the opportunity for all residents of Ashtead to work together for the good of the Village, by joining the action for the Ashtead Spring Clean, organised by Ashtead Residents' Association.
The Spring Clean is not just about picking up litter.
It is also about clearing up in your own area, cleaning street signs, trimming back overgrown hedges, and tidying verges and gutters. Put a note through your neighbours' doors, and get them all to come out and work together.
If you would like to join a LITTER picking group working near you on March 4th, please go to one of these venues at 09.50 for briefing,
Ashtead Station car park
Outside the Football Club, near the pond
Outside The Greville School, Stonny Croft
The corner of Barnett Wood Lane and West Farm Avenue
Outside St Andrews School, Grange Road
The corner of Craddocks Avenue and A24
Ottways Lane, opposite Skinners Lane
or for the centre of Ashtead, meet outside Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall half an hour later, at 10.20 NB Please note change of time.
You might prefer to litter pick outlying roads or alleyways. If you choose this option please let us know in advance so that we don’t send other people to the same place, when it has already been done.
Don't be the person who says 'someone' should do 'something' about that litter because you think 'no-one' cares. Be that 'someone' and come along and litter pick.
For all litter picking activity wear boots or strong shoes, and bring thick protective gloves. Bags , Hi Viz vests, and litter pickers will be provided.
There will be ARA Committee members to brief you at all the meeting points. Most of the District Councillors will be helping too.
The rubbish bags will be collected from each area and brought back to the APMH car park, or if you are working in the centre of the Village, please bring your bag back with you to the back of the APMH car park.
Beverley the Landlady of our village pub, The Brewery has once again generously offered to host a get together in the back room of the pub, for anyone who has taken part in the Spring Clean. Tea or coffee and snacks will be served from 11.45 free of charge. Please join your ARA Committee members and Local Councillors there, after the work is done, and meet all the other Ashtead residents who care about the Village.
Please put the date in your diary now. Saturday morning, March 4th
ARA Spring Clean Co-ordinator