Charities in Bulwell received an early Christmas present thanks to the good deeds of local people as the ‘Bin It For Good’ project results were announced!
Nottingham City Council joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and The Wrigley Company in September in a bid to keep the areas around Bulwell Market Place cleaner.
The project encouraged cleaner streets and benefited local charities in Bulwell; Bulwell Community Toy Library, Bulwell Forest Gardens and Bulwell Forest Football Club.
For three months, the litter bins around Bulwell Market Place were transformed into charity collection pots, featuring a different local charity each month.
Litter in the area was monitored before the campaign and during each month the rubbish in the bin was weighed and litter around Bulwell Market Place monitored. At the end of each month a percentage was worked out by Keep Britain Tidy to determine how much the litter decreased. The more litter that went into the bins and the less on the ground, the more money each charity received.
The final amounts the charities received were:
• Bulwell Community Toy Library: £300
• Bulwell Forest Garden: £261
• Bulwell Forest Football Club: £207.
Bulwell Community Toy Library was ecstatic with their £300, which is the highest amount each charity could receive. They will spend it on new toys and equipment for the library.
Bulwell Forest Garden will look to spend their prize money on resources to extend their lunch club next year and Bulwell Forest Football Club will carry out maintenance work including new flooring.
Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to support local charities whilst making a positive difference to the cleanliness of Bulwell Market Place. The local community has really got behind the ‘Bin It For Good’ project and we hope many people’s behaviour will change because of it.
“Nottingham is one of the cleanest cities in the UK and we will continue to work hard to keep our streets clean and safe.”