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Streetwise support Proms in the Park

Our Streetwise Team were busy at our Proms in the Park event, as the team ensured all litter and bins were frequently collected to keep the park clean and eventgoers happy!

Their extensive efforts caught the eye of residents in attendance with many of them highlighting just how impressed they had been all day by the nonstop work of the team.

One resident said: "I would like to say how extremely hardworking the Streetwise Team were all day long, we were sat close to one of the many litter bins dotted around the park and they never stopped!

"They were constantly emptying the bins and picking up any dropped litter, what a wonderful, hard working and dedicated team you have, well done Rushcliffe Borough Council." 

Two-minute Litter Picking station installed in Radcliffe On Trent

A public litter-picking station which allows residents to safely, quickly and cleanly dispose of discarded litter has been installed as the first of its kind in Rushcliffe.

The facility in the grounds of The Grange in Radcliffe on Trent has been introduced by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) as part of the national #2minutelitterpick campaign which aims to enable groups and individuals to make simple changes that contribute to the wellbeing of themselves and the planet. 

The campaign, which was founded in 2013, was introduced by The Two Minute Foundation and focusses on the use of direct action to empower, educate, inspire community litter pickers who want to make a difference over and above the authority’s regular litter picks across the Borough. 

The station consists of litter pickers, reusable waste bags and hand sanitiser alongside safety instructions and the reusable design allows the pickers and bags to be returned to the facility for others to use.

The Council’s Streetwise team are overseeing the stations which will be further rolled out in due course and Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council were pleased to support the first station, with the aim of helping people to keep the village even cleaner.


Litter picking of major borough road junctions

This week Streetwise worked in partnership with Via to complete litter picking and road sweeping at 2 main junctions in the borough – Widmerpool and Gamston.

Via were responsible for the temporary road closure and grass cutting whilst Streetwise took the opportunity to litter pick and mechanically sweep the roads and central reservations. Without the road closures in place, these areas are difficult to access.

A huge thank you to Via, and the Streetwise team.




'No Mow’ summer pollinator sites return!

We've installed a number of ‘No Mow’ areas across the Borough to act as summer pollinator sites and encourage wildlife and habitats to thrive even further.

It follows on from the success of the scheme over the last three years and complements the national ‘No Mow’ in May campaign.

There are now over 35 sites across the Borough from May to September this year, covering over three hectares.

Our Streetwise team are now not mowing selected areas across Rushcliffe to help create natural corridors to support and enhance local wildlife. 

This sustainable management of the open spaces helps to not only mitigate the impact of climate change but supports our Carbon Clever initiative and commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.