20th Annual Spring Clean - 23rd March 2024
Last year the ARA Annual Spring Clean event was very successful, and 88 bags of litter of all shapes and sizes were collected. We were pleased that despite the poor weather forecast, many volunteers turned out giving one hour of their time. They were rewarded with miraculously bright dry mild conditions. For once we were pleased that the Met Office got it wrong.
We collected in excess of 88 bags of rubbish which was more than 2022, and included such things as a bicycle rack, and sofa cushions! The mind boggles as to why these articles are just left on our roads, but also demonstrates why the Annual Spring Clean is necessary.
The 2024 Spring Clean event has been arranged for Saturday 23rd March. As previously there will be 7 assembly points as follows:-
Ashtead Station Car Park
Outside the Football Club, near Ashtead Pond
Outside Greville School
On the Corner of Barnet Wood Lane and West Farm Avenue
Outside St Andrews School
On the Corner of Craddock's Avenue and the A24
The meeting time for the above places is 9.45am to allow for a 10am start
The 7th meeting place is the APMH the start time here is 10.20 for a later start of 10.30am.
Litter pickers and HiViz jackets will be supplied, but please bring your own gloves. This year thanks to a generous donation by Titan Eco we have been able to buy more child-sized equipment so they cas help too.
Those not wanting to join a group are encouraged to litter pick their own streets and clean their road signs. Please let us know if you plan doing this so we don't send a team to your road.
Chris Hunt's team collected this many bags of litter from around the QE2 park
Feeling sorry that you missed joining in and being part of the community keeping Ashtead beautiful? Then why not join us next year when we do it all again, it really does give you a buzz, and you will be warmly welcomed.
Spring clean Co-ordinator