Arthur’s Hill ‘Spring Clean’ Fun

Dilston Road in Arthur’s Hill is set to get a star ‘spring clean’ makeover.

Once a month, a team of local residents get together to give the streets of Arthur’s Hill a thorough clean-up, selecting a different street each time. In February, Brighton Grove got the special treatment. This month it’s Dilston Road’s turn.

The fun starts 11am, at the bottom end of Dilston Road, opposite Nuns Moor Park, by the No.12 bus stop, Saturday 16 March.

New volunteers are always welcome. It’s great to see another new face join the growing team of local residents who care about the appearance of where they live. You just need to introduce yourself to someone, and you’ll get the gloves, litter pickers and jacket you need. Children can get involved too, but need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Once the street has been transformed, it’s usually back to the Time Exchange on Stanton Street, for a hearty soup, bread, and a chance to meet neighbours.

If you want more information, contact Katrina Jordison on 07 954 813 137 or k.jordisongreeningwingrove@gmail.com

March’s litter pick will be the last organised by Katrina, who has worked as a Greening Wingrove community organiser for four years, but is soon moving to pastures new.

She has worked tirelessly with residents in trying to develop local solutions to beat back the tide of litter and flytipping that sometimes afflicts our area.

She is a familiar face to many, due to the many miles she has walked up and down the streets of Arthur’s Hill and Wingrove, talking to people who live here, raising awareness of recycling issues, promoting volunteer action and listening to concerns people have about our area. She has also worked with local schools and clubs, and contributed to discussion with City Council officers about approaches to keeping our streets and back lanes clean, letting them know what works and what doesn’t.

Residents have vowed to continue the litter picks, with one scheduled for Saturday 20 April (Croydon Road) and another on 18 May (Tamworth Road).