Starting on Monday 8 May, as part of the Coronation celebrations, The Big Help Out will offer opportunities for everyone to lend a hand and help out in local communities across the country. As part of the project, MBC’s Street Scene Team is encouraging anyone who wants to join in a volunteer litter-pick to get in touch so they can link them with their nearest community group.
Angela Woodhouse, MBC Director of Strategy, Insight and Governance said:
The Big Help Out is a fantastic initiative as part of the Coronation events and the Council is encouraging everyone who can to get involved either through the Council or in other local initiatives.
The great thing about this project is that there are opportunities for everyone to join in and contribute regardless of their skills, experience or time– from checking in on someone who’d like a bit of company, volunteering for a charity or literally rolling up our sleeves and getting involved in litter picking.
The Big Help Out initiative celebrates volunteers and encourages people to help their local communities by giving back in some way. As part of the project MBC staff are also volunteering to ‘Team Up to Clean Up,’ taking part in a dedicated litter picking event at Whatman Park this week.
MBC is really pleased to be supporting and taking part in the Big Help Out which gives us all the chance to help out in our communities and the Team Up to Clean Up is just one of the projects that people can get involved with.
All of the volunteer groups who want to take part in the ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ project will be provided with the necessary equipment by the MBC team and any waste will be collected and taken away by the Council. To find out where your nearest community group is please email MBC: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and to register for volunteer activities please visit The Big Help Out website: https://thebighelpout.org.uk/