Spring clean 2024 starts soon

Posted on: Wednesday 6 March 2024
Spring clean

The Torfaen Spring Clean 2024 is due to start Saturday 30 March at Pontypool Park at 11am.

Litter picking events have been organised at 10 locations across the borough, including Garn Lakes, Cwmbran Boating Lake and Pontypool Town Centre.

Five litter pick locations have been chosen by the Torfaen Access Forum due to nearby parking and level hard surfaces*. These are Pontypool Park, Garn Lakes, Woodland Road fields, Northfields, Cwmbran Boating Lake.

Torfaen Spring Clean runs from Saturday 30 March until Friday 5 April with two events running each day, so there’s plenty of time to get involved.

If you would like to take part in an event, please come along and register for free on the day.

Alternatively, to organise your own litter pick, please get in touch with oliver.james@torfaen.gov.uk

Event details:

Date: Saturday 30 March
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Pontypool Park at Active Living Leisure Centre*
Meeting place: Active Living Centre

Date: Monday 01 April
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Garn Lakes*
Meeting place: Garn Yr Erw car park

Date: Monday 01 April
Time: 3pm -5pm
Location: Blaenavon town centre
Meeting place: Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall

Date: Tuesday 02 April
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Abersychan
Meeting place: Garndiffaith Millennium Hall Car Park

Date: Tuesday 02 April
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Pontypool town centre
Meeting point: Pontypool indoor market. Commercial street entrance

Date: Wednesday 03 April
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Woodland Road fields*
Meeting place: Woodland road sports and social club

Date: Wednesday 03 April
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Springvale woods
Meeting place: Outside Afon Plumbing and Bathrooms

Date: Thursday 04 April
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Northfields*
Meeting point: The Olive Tree

Date: Thursday 04 April
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Llantarnam Ponds
Meeting point: Lake view

Date: Friday 05 April
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Cwmbran Boating Lake*
Meeting point: Boating lake café

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive member for the Environment, said: “We would like to thank members of the Torfaen Access Forum for their help this year.

“It’s been good to get advice about our litter picking locations from a group who raises awareness of the wide range of challenges faced by people living with a disability or long term physical or mental health condition in Torfaen.

“By volunteering at a litter pick not only will you be helping clean up beauty spots, but you’ll meet like-minded people.

“We can’t thank volunteers enough for the work they do in helping keep the borough clean. Between us all we want to keep Torfaen clean and green not just for now, but for future generations.”

Amanda Say, Torfaen Access Forum, said: “We have been delighted to work with the council to identify locations that are more inclusive of disabled people, and those with long term health conditions by having nearby parking, and level hard surfaces from which to litter pick and be part of the Spring Clean Programme 2024."

Volunteers are asked to wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and sturdy, waterproof footwear to events, as some ground may be uneven or wet. Litter picking equipment will be supplied on the day and a safety talk will be given. Please bring a drink with you if the forecast is for warm weather.

To find out more about more litter picking opportunities, join our dedicated Facebook page Torfaen Greener Cleaner Volunteers to get involved.

This project contributes to the council's wellbeing objectives to respond to the climate and nature emergency by working towards delivering the Litter and Fly-tipping Action Plan. You can read more about the council's County Plan here.

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