Join our seventh annual Spring Clean

25 February 2019
Residents helping to spring clean

Join in our 7th annual Spring Clean and help tidy up the borough's public spaces such as parks, woodlands and local streets.

If you're a community group, residents' association, parks groups, school and other organisation, you can get involved. We can help you by lending you equipment, such as litter pickers, bags and brooms, and we can promote your event on our Events pages on this website. 

The spring clean is from Friday 5 April to Sunday 7 April.

It’s a great way to meet your neighbours and the local community as well as helping to brighten up the borough. Previous Spring Cleans have brought together over 100 groups sprucing up streets, open spaces and schools.

If you'd like to organise a Spring Clean event for the community and would like our support, please emailing us at: environmental.services@walthamforest.gov.uk . Please provide the following information:

  • name of your Spring Clean event
  • location 
  • date and time
  • activities involved
  • would you like us to promote your event on our Events pages, so that local people can get involved? 

If you'd like a join a Spring Clean event, have a look at the events listed below and . just turn up!

Areas

See what's happening in your area.

Chingford

5 April

Love Where You Live

10am-2pm
Organised by: McDonalds
Meet at: McDonalds, Chingford, E4 7PU
And ask for: Clarita Beckett

Details: A half mile radius around the store, focusing on the side roads.

5-7 April

Love South Chingford Clean-up

10.30am-1pm
Organised by: Love South Chingford Group
Meet at: Albert Crescent, Chingford E4 8DP
And ask for: Janet Blythe

Details: Clearing litter, sweeping pavements, tidy flowerbeds and planting.

7 April

Highams Park Spring Clean

10.30am-12.30pm
Organised by: Highams Park Group
Meet at: Cul-de-sac at the end of Vincent Road, Highams Park, E4 9PR
And ask for: Alison Barker

Details: Clearing areas  adjoining the River Ching.

17 April

Spring clean in Mansfield Park

10am-1pm
Organised by: TCV
Meet at: Entrance to Mansfield Park, E4 7EW
And ask for: Gareth Chalmers

Details: Litter pick and tidy of Mansfield park.

27 April

Highams Residents Association Spring Clean

10am
Organised by: Highams Residents Association 
Meet at: The Highams Estate, Woodford Green
And ask for: Dave Jennings

Details: Sweeping and litter picking.

Leyton

2-3 April

Leyton Jubilee Park Spring Clean

Time to be confirmed
Organised by: Friends of Leyton Jubilee Park
Meet at: Café, Leyton Jubilee Park, Leyton E10 7BL
And ask for: Steve Williams

Details: 2nd April = Lamas School 6th form, 3rd April = St Joseph's Infants School.

Leytonstone

5 April

Davis Lane clean up

9.15am-10.45am
Organised by: Davies Lane Primary School
Meet at: Davies Lane, Leytonstone, E11 3DR
And ask for: Andrew Wands

Details: Litter pick along the path on Wanstead flats next to the primary school.

Whipps Cross Boundary Clean Up

10.30am-12pm
Organised by:
Meet at: Bus stop next to Whipps Cross Hospital on James Lane
And ask for: Mr Chandra Morar

Details: Clearing of the grass verge next to the hospital on James Lane.

6 April

Wanstead Flats Spring Clean

10am
Organised by: 2nd Leytonstone Girls’ Brigade, Cann Hall & Harrow Green Baptist Church
Meet at: Wanstead Flats
And ask for: Tracy Anderson

Details: Litter pick at Wanstead Flats.

Forest Residents Association Litter Pick

10am-11am
Organised by: Forest Residents Association FOR A
Meet at: Corner Forest Glade and Poppleton Road E11 1LU
And ask for: Vaseem Gill

Details: Bi annual Litter pick around Forest Glade..

7 April

LWS Community Gardening Group Spring Clean

10am-12pm
Organised by: Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue: Community Gardening Group
Meet at: Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue, 2 Fillebrook Road, Leytonstone, E11 4AT
And ask for: Ruth Solomons

Details: Help us pick the beer cans and rubbish out of the hedge and get our garden ready for Spring. Gardening skills welcome but not essential. Hot drinks and refreshments will be provided. Please get in touch in advance if you’re intending to join us: www.lawsynagogue.org/contact.

TBC

Langthorne Park Neighbourhood Spring Clean

Time to be confirmed
Organised by: Friends of Langthorne Park
Meet at: Main Hub, Langthorne Park, E11 4YG
And ask for: Audrey Stoby

Details: TBC.

Walthamstow

5-7 April

Markhouse Common Allotment Spring Clean

9am-4pm
Organised by: Markhouse Common Allotmenteers
Meet at: Markhouse Common Allotment, 177 Queens Road, E17 8PJ
And ask for: Alison Hill

Details: General clean-up of allotment site.

6 April

Greenway Avenue Community Garden Litter Pick

10am-12pm
Organised by: Greenway Avenue Community Garden
Meet at: Outside Greenway community garden – old tennis courts
And ask for: Graham Nevill

Details: Litter pick of nature reserve and surrounding roads..

Wood Street South Gardening Club Spring Clean

10am-3pm
Organised by: Wood Street South Gardening Club
Meet at: Barrett Road, mini-Holland filter
And ask for: Stavros Karayiannis

Details: Spring Clean Event: Painting damaged metal work, planting summer plants, maintaining tree pits and picking up litter.

Walthamstow Village 17th Annual Spring Clean

10.30am-2.30pm
Organised by: Walthamstow Village Residents Association
Meet at: Village Square, Eden Road, Walthamstow
And ask for: Helen Lerner

Details: Gardening, clearing rubbish, painting street furniture and generally sprucing up the Village. This event is always a lot of fun and suitable for all ages and abilities..

6-7 April

Cambrain Gardens Spring Clean 

12pm-3pm
Organised by: Friends of Cambrain Gardens
Meet at: Cambrian Gardens, Capworth street, E10
And ask for: Silvia Passera

Details: Clearing the underneath of shrubs and carrying out some planting.

7 April

Lloyds Park Spring Clean

10am-2pm
Organised by: TCV
Meet at: Lloyds Park, E17 4PP, Stable building next to tennis court,
And ask for: Vicky Peet

Details: Gardening in William Morris Garden, and weeding of pathway.

Queens Boundary Community Spring Clean

10am-3pm
Organised by: Queens Boundary Community
Meet at: Thomas Gamuel Park hut, Walthamstow, E17
And ask for: Gen Ford

Details: Clean up Thomas Gamuel Park and neighbouring streets, (Belgrave Road, Somerset Road, Devonshire Road, Wellesley Road, Lansdowne Road, St Barnabas Road & Chelmsford Road) and paint park hut.

Browning Road Residents Association Spring Clean

10.30am-2pm
Organised by: Brown's Road Residents Association
Meet at: Brown's Green, E17 Poet's Corner
And ask for: Bob Williamson

Details: Clean Up.

BAPS Spring Clean

2pm-4pm
Organised by: Bisterne Avenue Park & Surrounds
Meet at: 146 Bisterne Avenue, Walthamstow E17 3QT
And ask for: Rob Varney

Details: Volunteer gardening; pruning, weeding, digging, litter picking and general maintenance.

Cleaning up and Replenishing Disability Access Growing Beds

4pm-7pm
Organised by: A big garden clean up all around both inside and the perimeter of the community garden. Compost will be mainly added to three raised growing beds to raise the levels for those residents experiencing mobility issues, so that they can more easily enjoy adding value to the growing of both food and flowers in the community garden
Meet at: The Sunken Garden, Prospect Hill, E173EQ
And ask for: Sally Labern 

Details: Clearing and preparation of raised beds and community food growing site.

14 April

Cleveland “Perk” Gardening  Sunday and Spring Clean

11am-1pm
Organised by: Cleveland Park Residents Association
Meet at: Vintry Mews  E17 7BJ
And ask for: Ralph Meanley

Details: Monthly clean, tidy up and gardening event in preparation for the London in Bloom judging in early July.

TBC

Spring clean the Avenue

Time to be confirmed
Organised by: Woodside Park Avenue residents Association
Meet at: Outside number 25 Woodside Park Avenue E17 3NP
And ask for: Lesley Finlayson

Details: To pick litter from the Avenue, pavement and grassed areas. Plant new flowers and check all street lighting is working. Paint wooden posts white and metal railings black.