Volunteers set to clean up gardens

Flashback to the beach clean-up

Flashback to the beach clean-up

First published in News by , News Editor

An army of volunteers are set to take on a mass litter pick in Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens – but we’re looking for more and need your help.

The event will be the second City Makers initiative which was launched by The Argus in May.

Earlier this year, hundreds took part in the first City Makers Big Beach Clean Up.

The City Makers scheme mobilises members of the community, including staff from some of Brighton and Hove’s biggest employers, to take part in activities that will benefit the city.

This time, our volunteers will help to clean the Royal Pavilion Gardens on Wednesday, September 10.

Michael Beard, editor of The Argus, praised the previous Big Beach Clean Up volunteers and urged more people to come forward for the clean up in the gardens.

He said: “I’d like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who turned up to support the beach clean last time – the first project for our City Makers.

“What really struck me was the desire and willingness to carry out something that makes a real difference.

“That was just the start. Now we’re looking for people to help with the next project.

“We are so keen to carry out as many events like this as possible to make the city an even better place.”

Janita Bagshawem, head of Royal Pavilion, Arts and Museums, said: “I’m really delighted that The Argus is helping us to clear up the Royal Pavilion Gardens and highlight the very significant problem of littering.

“Our teams do a fantastic job but after a spell of good weather the effect of rubbish left behind on the gardens can be devastating.

“We need everyone who comes to enjoy these beautiful, historic gardens to take their litter home.”

Can you help? For more information and if you wish to help at the clean up call 01273 544516 or simply turn up on the day at 8.45am for a 9am start.

All volunteers are welcome.

It's your call

WHAT projects do you want City Makers to help with? 

This will be the clean-up of the year, but now we want to hear from you, the readers, about how City Makers can benefit your local community.

An army of volunteers from the likes of Legal and General, Southern Water, American Express and the Brighton Argus is on hand to make Brighton and Hove an even better place to live, work and play.

Perhaps you would like to turn a piece of derelict land into a community garden? Or maybe you’d like City Makers to help clean a children’s playground? 

Whatever your idea, let us know. Some of the city’s biggest employers and community-conscious individuals are ready to help.

If you have a project that you would like to see as part of the City Makers initiative, please call The Argus on 01273 544516 or e-mail news@theargus.co.uk.

Alternatively if you’re an individual or a business who wants to join the City Makers initiative, we would also like to hear from you.

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9:53am Mon 1 Sep 14

nissancars says...

its good to see our city getting cleaned by these volunteers.but lots of them are employed and at work.perhaps more unemployed jobless people can help on the day instead of sitting at home playing x box and ps3 games
its good to see our city getting cleaned by these volunteers.but lots of them are employed and at work.perhaps more unemployed jobless people can help on the day instead of sitting at home playing x box and ps3 games nissancars
  • Score: 2

10:06am Mon 1 Sep 14

Herbertfarquarson says...

Any more than half a dozen of them and they will be twiddling their fingers after five minutes. I walk through there daily and have never noticed a permanent litter problem as there are cleaners anyway. It seems these people are volunteering simply for these companies to claim they are benefitting the community. A big MUG of tea when they've finished please.
Any more than half a dozen of them and they will be twiddling their fingers after five minutes. I walk through there daily and have never noticed a permanent litter problem as there are cleaners anyway. It seems these people are volunteering simply for these companies to claim they are benefitting the community. A big MUG of tea when they've finished please. Herbertfarquarson
  • Score: 3

12:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Poem58 says...

If there was no rubbish there'd be no seagulls.

The reason local people are having to suffer the current epidemic of these dirty noisy birds is that there is plenty of casually discarded food for them... half eaten burgers, easily accessed black bin liners everywhere, chips, kebabs, vomit..... there's nothing they won't attempt to get down their necks.

Well done to the City Makers for tidying up the Pav Gdns... but it's the city centre as a whole that sorely needs a rubbish strategy. Good luck with that.
If there was no rubbish there'd be no seagulls. The reason local people are having to suffer the current epidemic of these dirty noisy birds is that there is plenty of casually discarded food for them... half eaten burgers, easily accessed black bin liners everywhere, chips, kebabs, vomit..... there's nothing they won't attempt to get down their necks. Well done to the City Makers for tidying up the Pav Gdns... but it's the city centre as a whole that sorely needs a rubbish strategy. Good luck with that. Poem58
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Wide Bertha says...

nissancars wrote:
its good to see our city getting cleaned by these volunteers.but lots of them are employed and at work.perhaps more unemployed jobless people can help on the day instead of sitting at home playing x box and ps3 games
they are probably too stoned to get off the sofa except to fornicate...
[quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: its good to see our city getting cleaned by these volunteers.but lots of them are employed and at work.perhaps more unemployed jobless people can help on the day instead of sitting at home playing x box and ps3 games[/p][/quote]they are probably too stoned to get off the sofa except to fornicate... Wide Bertha
  • Score: 2
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