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Locations for community clean-up days across the city confirmed

News release from 04/07/2019

CAMBRIDGE City Council is organising a citywide programme of Community Clean-Up Days starting from September and running until April 2020. Community Clean-Up days are local events which bring together residents, volunteers and community groups to work with the council to improve their local environment.

In May, residents and councillors put forward their nominations for the areas of the city they thought would benefit most from a Clean-up day. Based on those nominations, the following locations have been selected:

2019

  • East Chesterton – Ashfield Road area
  • Romsey / Coleridge – Hobart / Suez Road area
  • Cherry Hinton – Tenby Close / Bliss Way
  • Trumpington – Recreation Ground / Byron Square
  • Abbey – Whitehill Road area

2020

  • Trumpington – Clay Farm area
  • Abbey – Jack Warren Green area
  • Cherry Hinton – Walpole Road area
  • Cherry Hinton – Colville Road area
  • Petersfield – St Matthews Piece area
  • Arbury – Borrowdale area

The events will give people the opportunity to recycle and dispose of unwanted household items and learn more about how they can do their bit to create a cleaner, greener Cambridge.

At each of the events, people will be able to dispose of waste such as furniture, garden cuttings, small electrical items, mattresses and white goods and the council will aim to recycle as much of the waste that is collected as possible. In addition, the events will include a ‘take it or leave it’ stall, where people can recycle or exchange unwanted items.

As well as giving people an extra way to get rid of household items they no longer need, the clean-up days will bring together different organisations and community groups that are active in different wards.

To get involved in the Community Clean-Up Days and register your interest to volunteer or have a community group stall at a clean-up event, please contact the council’s Streets and Open Spaces Community Engagement Team at sosvolunteers@cambridge.gov.uk.

Cllr Rosy Moore, Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and City Centre, said:  “It’s fantastic to see Clean-Up Days being arranged across the city. They are a great way to bring the circular economy into the community and I would encourage all of the local residents benefiting from these events to use them as an alternative way to recycle and dispose of unwanted household items”.

“I look forward to seeing community groups and organisations working with the council to engage with the local community, and for everyone to use these opportunities to re-use and recycle unwanted items whilst cleaning up their local area.”

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