Stockport Council launch Spring Clean campaign for 2024

Volunteers at Reddish Vale Country Park joined Cllr Grace Baynham to mark the occasion

Stockport Council launch Spring Clean campaign for 2024

A campaign to get Stockport gleaming for 2024 – and encourage residents to play their part - has been launched today, Friday, March 15.

Staff at Stockport Council, plus Cllr Grace Baynham, Cabinet Member for Parks, Highways and Transport Services, teamed up with volunteers Friends of Reddish Vale and Greenspace Volunteers Stockport to launch ‘Spring Clean 2024’ in the borough’s country park.

The Council will lead on a programme of organised clean up events and activities across Stockport, over the eight-week campaign period.

The volunteers at Reddish Vale spend time helping to make the park tidy by carrying out general maintenance, and are a great example to the borough’s communities.

Council staff will get to work on tidying up District and Local Centres, parks and greenspaces, removing graffiti and collecting waste, supported by local parks’ ‘Friends of’ groups, schools and Volunteer Groups, to spruce up the borough and highlight some of the great work that takes place around the clock to ensure our residents and visitors can enjoy a clean and safe environment.

As well as this, gully cleansing, fly post removal and raising awareness of the hazards of fly-tipping, educating fast food businesses around the waste disposal and use of single use plastic to ensure the message reaches far and wide, and much more.

In addition, the council will be highlighting some community champions during the campaign in the form of the 2024 Greenspace Awards.

Cllr Baynham said: “Our residents are proud of where they live and we hope to highlight some of the great work that goes on in our communities and the unsung heroes that help make Stockport a great place to live, work and visit.

“I hope that everyone will get behind us to look after their neighbourhood, inspire others and create a lasting impact.

“Our teams spend a considerable amount of time helping to make the borough look great, but there are some people in our town who go out of their way to spoil it for others.

“This can cost the council a considerable amount of money so our aim of the campaign is to inform all residents about the small things they can do to make their communities a better place for all.”

Residents are urged to keep an eye on the Council’s social media posts throughout the week, where they can see for themselves the work and challenges involved in keeping Stockport looking shipshape, as well as the ways in which they can get involved throughout the campaign.