Take part in Calderdale’s Big Green Litter Pick

Volunteers should meet at 1pm on Monday 20 September at the Moor, Savile Park Road, Halifax, HX3 0EG.

We are taking part in a nationwide campaign, the Great Big Green Week, which runs from 18-26 September, to draw attention to climate change, whilst also making a connection with issues in communities around the borough.

As part of the week, on Monday 20 September, our teams will demonstrate the vast amount of waste collected by Council workers in a normal weekend in Calderdale. All the waste collected will be deposited in one area to be photographed and weighed with the costings of disposing calculated – demonstrating the cost of littering.

This will be followed by a clean-up event at Manor Heath Park from 1-3pm where anyone is welcome to come along and help teams tidy up litter or support small gardening tasks. All volunteers will be issued with gloves, bags and litter pickers and will receive any help and direction required from Council workers.

Volunteers should meet at 1pm on Monday 20 September at Savile Park Road, Halifax. HX3 0EG.

This event follows a recent week of activities called ‘Let’s Clean Up Calderdale Together’ which saw community clean ups take place across the borough. This included litter picks at West View Park and the HIMMAT Centre in Halifax, Norwood Green, Oaklands play area in Rastrick, Vale Baptist Church and the Addy in Mixenden. Further events for Calderdale staff were also held at Shibden Park, People’s Park, Wellholme Park in Brighouse, Centre Vale Park in Todmorden and Heath Moor Park Road.

For further information about the Great Big Green Week, please visit www.greatbiggreenweek.com.

Get involved with the Great Big Green Week

As part of the UK’s Great Big Green Week there will be lots of localised events which aim to show how communities are taking action to tackle the climate crisis, protect green spaces and encourage others to get involved too. Visit their website to find or register a local event.

This year, the UK is hosting the United Nations climate summit, known as COP26, in Glasgow in November. This means in the run up to COP26 we have an opportunity to pressure and raise the ambition of plans to tackle climate change globally.