Youngsters turn ‘Litter Heroes’ to spruce up their Coventry community

The youngsters from Spon Gate Primary School will join community volunteers and staff from Whitefriars Housing to clean up Spon End on Friday (3rd March).

The 15-strong team of pupils will work alongside the housing association’s neighbourhood officers and community engagement team from 11am to 12.30pm.

Whitefriars will also launch its ‘Spot it, Report it’ campaign on the day, encouraging residents to help keep the area spick and span by reporting fly-tipping. The event is part of the national ‘Litter Heroes’ Great British Spring Clean, led by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Elaine Shirley, Customer and Communities Engagement Manager at Whitefriars, said: “We hold regular ‘Tidy Friday’ clean-up events on our estates but ‘Litter Heroes’ is a chance to bring members of the whole community together for a spring clean.

“The idea is to build pride in our neighbourhoods and strengthen community spirit, helping to make Spon End a great place to live.”

As well as local schoolchildren, the Whitefriars team will be joined by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust volunteers, Coventry City Council’s Urban Rangers and recycling teams, local police and representatives from nearby children’s centres.

Anyone wanting to join in the clean-up is welcome to come along. Volunteers will meet at The Rose Centre, Spon End, at 9.30am.