Anti-Litter Campaign

From the entries we finally picked a winner from each of our three entry points. We picked this winner from The Grange School which was designed by year 8 pupils Ellice O’Connor & Georgia McLuckle. This was our winner from the Eastleigh BID competition which was designed by 11 year old Nathaniel Cooper. Lastly our winner from Cantell School in Southampton was designed by Year 9 pupil Hamza Nasir.
We had the winning designs made into signs to go in the car parks of our drive-thru restaurants, bin stickers for our internal bins and posters to go up in our non-drive-thru restaurants.
The design by Hamza is displayed in our Swaythling restaurant and also our restaurant at Ower. We have worked closely with Cantell School since I contacted them earlier this year regarding some issues we were having after school with local children from three local schools. Harry, the Head of Cantell came to meet me and was very proactive in tackling this. So I was delighted to find a project that we could work on. In your hand outs there is a statement from Harry about us working together but here is a quote from that “Not only has Sarah and her team been involved in many locally organised big “Clean Up” projects, she has also set up the innovative anti-litter competition. I was pleased that our students had the opportunity to take part & even more delighted to hear that one of our students had won!”
As well as having Hamza’s design being displayed all over our Swaythling and Ower restaurants we have one of his signs displayed at Swaythling railway station and the school are having bin stickers to use there as well! We are proud to also work closely with local councillor Bob Paignton who really wanted to be here today but was unable due to council commitments. He asked that we read out a statement from him, the whole of which you can read in your hand outs: “it has been a privilege to work alongside Sarah and the team in their efforts to keep community pride at the forefront of their business by their volunteering efforts employing young local people and taking away the negative outlook that portrayed McDonalds into a positive attitude”.
The design by Nate is displayed in our Eastleigh restaurant as well as Winchester, Basingstoke Bright Hill, Market Place & Leisure Park. Working with the BID seemed a natural thing to do after I mentioned our project in a conversation that I was having with Teresa Swann, the BID manager at the beginning of the project. We could reach a much wider audience working with them so decided that it would be a great idea. Last week we invited the winner Nate into the Eastleigh restaurant for a grand unveiling by the mayor, Councillor Mo Sollitt.
The design by Ellice & Georgia will be displayed in our Christchurch restaurant. We haven’t put it up yet, as the children are still off of school until 6th September. I wanted to wait until I put their winning design up as I wanted it to be a nice surprise when they come along to the official unveiling which we are in the process of arranging with their art teacher Terry Curtis, who I worked with on this project. We have invited local councillor Peter Hall along as well as Charlie Wild from Litter Free Dorset & Christine Hopkins of local community group Someford ARC.
The girls design is already displayed in our restaurant at Picket Post and will also be displayed in Bournemouth and Boscombe after the unveiling in Christchurch.

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Past Events

  • Wed 22 May 2019
    Minstead Q2 Litter Pick 2019
  • Tue 14 May 2019
    Salisbury "Antique Roadshow" Clean Up
  • Wed 03 Apr 2019
    Great British Spring Clean With Bournemouth BID
  • Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Eastleigh BID Joint Litter Pick
  • Wed 06 Feb 2019
    Minstead Litter Pick Q1 2019
  • Tue 16 Oct 2018
    Minstead October Litter Pick
  • Tue 09 Oct 2018
    Basingstoke Brighton Hill Litter Pick
  • Tue 14 Aug 2018
    Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre
  • Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Community Litter Initiative in Swaythling
  • Wed 27 Jun 2018
    Jersey Park Challenge
  • Fri 25 May 2018
    Minstead May Litter Pick
  • Fri 06 Apr 2018
    Joint Litter Pick with Somerford ARC
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Great British Spring Clean
  • Fri 02 Feb 2018
    Minstead January/February Litter Pick
  • Tue 21 Nov 2017
  • Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Burley Village Clean-Up
  • Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Minstead Area Litter Pick
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017
    Great British Beach Clean
  • Sat 01 Jul 2017
    Anti-Litter Campaign
  • Tue 09 May 2017
    Minstead May 2017 Litter Pick
  • Wed 08 Mar 2017
    Great British Spring Clean in Southampton
  • Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Great British Spring Clean Launch
  • Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Bennett's Community Crew Do The Great British Spring Clean!
  • Wed 08 Feb 2017
    Ronald McDonald House Southampton "Spring Clean"
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017
    Minstead January Litter Pick
  • Tue 15 Nov 2016
    Swaythling Railway Station Clean Up
  • Thu 20 Oct 2016
    Minstead Autumn Litter Pick
  • Wed 07 Sep 2016
    St Peter's Church Project - REVISITED
  • Wed 27 Jul 2016
    St Peter's Church Project
  • Fri 08 Jul 2016
    Minstead July Litter Pick
  • Sat 05 Mar 2016
    Minstead Clean for the Queen
  • Fri 04 Mar 2016
    "Clean For The Queen" joint event with Bennett's Community Crew & the Dorset Devils
  • Sat 23 Jan 2016
    Lansdowne Underpass Clean up
  • Wed 13 Jan 2016
    Minstead Area Litter Pick
  • Fri 01 Jan 2016
    About Bennett's Community Crew
  • Tue 13 Oct 2015
    Bennett's Beach Blitz
  • Wed 22 Jul 2015
    Bennett Restaurants "Hits the Parks"
  • Wed 10 Jun 2015
    Love Where You Live 2015

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