Nottingham City Council is supporting its Clean Champion volunteers next month in the first city-wide Big Spring Clean Weekend. Volunteer led litter picks will be taking place across Nottingham city and neighbourhoods with frontline crews and Community Protection Officers carrying out deep cleans and targeted operations in dog fouling and fly-tipping hotspots.  

We’re encouraging all Clean Champions to take part and if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! If you’re a resident, student, community group or business you can join in by:  

  • Signing up to become a Clean Champion by visiting Please sign up and order your equipment by 26 May at the latest to take part in the Big Weekend Pick – just let us know in the comments when ordering so we can get this to you in time.  
  • Finding a litter pick to suit you by visiting Alternatively, if you’d like to arrange one of your own, please let us know by filling out this form  

 Residents with questions about taking part can contact  

Nottingham City Council wants to extend a huge thank you to local businesses including Murphy & Son Limited, Franklin Ellis Architects and Kontoor Brands Inc who have already signed up to take part, alongside the Environment Agency, NHS Nottingham, Green Hustle Festival and Canal & River Trust.  

We’re also proud to be supporting British Canoeing in the Trust’s Big Paddle Cleanup 2023 where they will be removing litter from Nottingham & Beeston Canal on Thursday 1 June.  

Litter-picking is an effective way to get outdoors and stay active – regular walks can help with weight loss, improve mental health, and can reduce the chances of heart disease as well as helping to tackle harmful litter. 

Littered plastics, gum and cigarette butts are a toxic time bomb on our streets and in our parks and green spaces, leaching chemicals and microplastics into our soil and water and injuring and killing wildlife.  

Mary Lester, Director of Resident Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “Let’s make a difference together! It’s so brilliant to see so many businesses, groups and individuals are already planning local litter picks for our Big Spring Clean weekend at the beginning of June. 

“We’re so proud of our beautiful parks, green spaces and our neighbourhoods, and of our many volunteers who also take pride in where they live, and the places they visit as they take to the streets to help us keep Nottingham clean!”