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Eco Centre Update

Following months of fundraising, consultation and planning, we are pleased to announce that we will be shortly starting work on site at our new location (on land next to the Strawberry Garden Centre, Bramshall Road) to create Uttoxeter’s first community-led Eco Centre and Recycling Facility. Pictured above is the layout that shows our four areas on […]

Litterbug Litter Pick – September

As part of our Litterbugs Project, we want to ensure that litter is eradicated in our area, whilst this is quite an ambitious target, it is well needed to improve the wellbeing of our local environment and community.

We are inviting community volunteers to come together on various dates to help clear rubbish from our streets. Due to popular demand we are now making our litter picks monthly.

It doesn’t matter whether you are on your own, part of a group or can only spare an hour…you can make a difference by  collecting the plastic, cans and general litter that is polluting our good town. Please register below and let us know which dates you can help.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Bramshall Park Car Park, where equipment will be provided. All are welcome.

#LitterHeroes #Litterbugs #GlobeGoals

You could be a school, a Uttoxeter resident, a local business team, everyone is welcome to join in!

The route will be announced shortly but mainly footpaths around the town and particular hotspots for waste.

The meeting and finish point will be at the Bramshall Park (Bramshall Road Entrance).

Approximately two-three hours.

Yes, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment will be provided including litter pickers, bags and bag hoops.

Wrap up warm, all activity is outside (come rain or shine), hi-vis vests will be provided.

Please register below by completing the form.

Yes please but you can now sign up for more than one litter pick at a time! This helps us to make sure we have enough equipment, so please register below and check the dates that you are attending.

REGISTER

LITTERBUGS COURSE: Impact of Plastics

OVERVIEW

The media is currently filled with stories about how the plastic we use is harming the environment and adding to climate change. We are being made aware of a plastic pollution problem but not always how to deal with it at a local level.

So how does this affect our local area? Can we do anything to help? Are there any easy steps we can implement at home?

These are common questions that we are asked and this short community course will help to answer. It will show how plastics are affecting our local environment and some of the small, easy steps we can take to help reduce this. Essentially, it will give a basic overview to help you make informed decisions as a consumer and as a household.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TRAVEL

By Car: Parking is restricted on site to disable parking spaces only, however there is on-street parking nearby in Heath Road. By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located outside Heath House Conference Centre, which is next door but one to the fire station.

BOOKING

This adult community course is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Spaces are FREE however please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis.

**Failure to attend this FREE adult community course without prior cancellation will result in you being charged for your place at the full course price of £45pp**

Littering is on the increase

Keep Britain Tidy reveals the results of their annual survey of the state of England’s streets and unfortunately it’s not great news, with the results showing that littering has increased since the survey was last carried out in 2014/15. A total of 7,200 sites across the country were surveyed, with 14% found to be at [...]

Litterbug Litter Pick – August

As part of our Litterbugs Project, we want to ensure that litter is eradicated in our area, whilst this is quite an ambitious target, it is well needed to improve the wellbeing of our local environment and community.

We are inviting community volunteers to come together on various dates to help clear rubbish from our streets. Due to popular demand we are now making our litter picks monthly.

It doesn’t matter whether you are on your own, part of a group or can only spare an hour…you can make a difference by  collecting the plastic, cans and general litter that is polluting our good town. Please register below and let us know which dates you can help.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Bramshall Park Car Park, where equipment will be provided. All are welcome.

#LitterHeroes #Litterbugs #GlobeGoals

You could be a school, a Uttoxeter resident, a local business team, everyone is welcome to join in!

The route will be announced shortly but mainly footpaths around the town and particular hotspots for waste.

The meeting and finish point will be at the Bramshall Park (Bramshall Road Entrance).

Approximately two-three hours.

Yes, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment will be provided including litter pickers, bags and bag hoops.

Wrap up warm, all activity is outside (come rain or shine), hi-vis vests will be provided.

Please register below by completing the form.

Yes please but you can now sign up for more than one litter pick at a time! This helps us to make sure we have enough equipment, so please register below and check the dates that you are attending.

REGISTER

Lark In The Park

The Globe Foundation will be at Lark in the Park, a free family fun day in Bramshall Road Recreation Ground, Uttoxeter.
Come visit our stall and buy some yummy cupcakes, with all proceeds going towards our new eco-centre.
There will also be plenty more activities, performances and fun-filled stalls to look at.
What better way to entertain the family on a Bank Holiday Saturday afternoon!

Results are in for The Great Plastic Pick Up competition

After our Great Plastic Pick Up back in May, we entered our event and idea for our litter recycling project into the Daily Mail & Keep Britain Tidy’s competition to be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize, three lucky groups were rewarded a £10,000 prize – AND WE WERE ONE OF THEM! […]

Litterbug Litter Pick – July

As part of our Litterbugs Project, we want to ensure that litter is eradicated in our area, whilst this is quite an ambitious target, it is well needed to improve the wellbeing of our local environment and community.

We are inviting community volunteers to come together on various dates to help clear rubbish from our streets. Due to popular demand we are now making our litter picks monthly.

It doesn’t matter whether you are on your own, part of a group or can only spare an hour…you can make a difference by  collecting the plastic, cans and general litter that is polluting our good town. Please register below and let us know which dates you can help.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Bramshall Park Car Park, where equipment will be provided. All are welcome.

#LitterHeroes #Litterbugs #GlobeGoals

You could be a school, a Uttoxeter resident, a local business team, everyone is welcome to join in!

The route will be announced shortly but mainly footpaths around the town and particular hotspots for waste.

The meeting and finish point will be at the Bramshall Park (Bramshall Road Entrance).

Approximately two-three hours.

Yes, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment will be provided including litter pickers, bags and bag hoops.

Wrap up warm, all activity is outside (come rain or shine), hi-vis vests will be provided.

Please register below by completing the form.

Yes please but you can now sign up for more than one litter pick at a time! This helps us to make sure we have enough equipment, so please register below and check the dates that you are attending.

REGISTER

Litterbugs Bash

20 July 2018 @ 7.30pm

As part of our efforts to fundraise for our Litterbug Plastics Project (to find out more about the project, please click here), we are hosting a night of frivolity.

Litterbugs Bash will be held at our local, ethical cafe Bear Coffee in Uttoxeter High Street and will feature:

  • Live music from The Delta Echoes and friends
  • Speciality cocktails
  • Silent auction
  • Raffle

The event is free to attend, all we ask is for you to take part in some of the activities to raise donations on the night and get us nearer to much needed total.

If you want to support the project but are unable to attend, please feel free to contribute to our fundraising page, to get us closer to our £5k target.

Support the Litterbug Plastics project

If you want to support the project (and maybe are unable to attend the event) then please support the project via our donations page.

Calling all community groups

The Litterbug Plastics project will help to minimise this plastic waste by setting up a recycling workshop in Uttoxeter that turns the plastic litter (collected from the streets and other sources) into reusable everyday items for community benefit.

However, there are quite a number of things that plastic litter and waste can be turned into, we need your help and feedback to understand exactly what products our local community groups and charities need. We will be donating an amount of the products made to various charities and clubs, whilst selling the remaining items to help sustain the project and create job and skill opportunities.

Please complete the below survey to help us better understand what will make the most difference:

Find out more information about The Litterbug Project