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Clean up

Town-wide clean-up

The town-wide clean-up is happening now – and we’re on the look-out for volunteers to get involved and be in with a chance to win some family tickets to Newham Grange Farm!

There are a number of ways you can get involved – you can join one of the planned litter picking sessions, simply email us at to find out when and where. Gather some friends or family members and tidy up a nearby park or alleyway or go solo to and pick up a few bits of rubbish on your street, sweep a few paths or do a small patch of weeding – every little helps!

We want to hear all about what you’re planning to do on your own or with friends, or how you’d like to get involved with organised litter picks – we also really want you to share your pictures, videos, drawings – you name it! We’d love to see how you are doing your bit to help make our town a cleaner place. Simply email us at via or drop a message to Middlesbrough Council’s Twitter page

Anyone who takes part (make sure you let us know!) will be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to our brilliant, popular attraction, Newham Grange Farm.

So far, the results of the many town-wide clean-ups has been fantastic, and the feedback we’ve had from our volunteers has been really positive too.  As well as helping doing their bit for the environment, our volunteers have also helped local wildlife with one group saving a duck from being tangled in barbed wire.

Here are some examples of the activities that have taken place so far:

  • Fairy Dell litter pick and weeding​
  • Middlehaven litter pick and weeding​
  • Ayresome Gardens litter pick
  • North Ormesby litter pick and weeding
  • Grove Hill litter pick

You can also sign up at your local hub and pick up one of the free litter picking kits – just speak to the Hub Manager.

So remember  -  shout loud and proud when you’re doing your clean-up by using #cleanupboro in any social media posts, and email us or tag us on our Facebook and Twitter pages so we can give your hard work some praise!

In the image gallery below you can see just a few of the photos of our fantastic, enthusiastic volunteers making a real difference to the community.

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