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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 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.

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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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

If you’d like to get involved and do your bit in your community by yourself or with friends, contact your nearest Community Hub.

Hub staff will provide you with a litter pick pack and any other equipment you may need so you can help to make our town shine!

And remember to 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!

Please note that by sharing a photograph with us or tagging us in your photographs you are signing up to our Terms and Conditions. Read the full set of Terms and Conditions.