Bradford Council is rallying community-minded individuals to participate in its annual spring clean event – the Great Bradford Clean Up.

Residents are encouraged to organise local clean-up efforts to enhance the cleanliness of their neighbourhoods by clearing litter from public spaces such as streets, parks, alleyways, open areas, and roadsides. These clean-up initiatives are scheduled across each of the district’s five constituency areas and will continue until 31st March.

The spring clean drive aims to ensure that the district is primed for the sunnier weather and remains appealing to visitors from both near and far.

Individuals interested in coordinating a community clean-up can obtain further details by contacting their respective local area co-ordinator’s office:

  • Bradford East – 01274 431066 /
  • Bradford South – 01274 431155 /
  • Bradford West – 01274 432597 /
  • Keighley – 01535 618008 /
  • Shipley – 01274 437146 /

The council will provide bin bags and a collection service for filled bags, as well as offering guidance to support residents and communities in their participation in the campaign.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “This annual spring clean is a great boost for our neighbourhoods in both making places look attractive and tidy for spring, but also bringing people together doing something really positive and worthwhile. I hope people will support us by getting involved.”

The inaugural clean-up event took place on Thursday, 21st March, with participation from Bradford East Neighbourhood Wardens and Fagley Primary School’s Forest Group. Together, they conducted a clean-up and litter pick at Flaxton Green, Falsgrave Avenue & Fagley Road, resulting in the collection of over 12 bags of litter and waste. This initiative exemplifies the importance of not only imparting valuable lessons but also taking tangible steps towards preserving our planet for future generations.