Students give Bath a spring clean

Key routes into the centre of Bath are to be given a Spring Clean with students from the University of Bath and Bath Spa will litter pick as part of their ‘Green Week’.

Roadside rubbish!
Roadside rubbish!

The event is being run in conjunction with the Student Community Partnership, a jointly funded Partnership made up of Bath & North East Somerset Council, University of Bath, Bath Spa University and their Students’ Unions.

The SCP provides a forum for liaison between the Universities, their SU’s and the Council on matters relating to students and the local community in Bath.

The aim of Green Week is to raise awareness of local environmental issues. Events exploring themes such as sustainable transport, food and resource use are being held from February 23 – 27.

Rubbish thrown over the wall!
Rubbish thrown over a park wall!

Cycling features at both Universities. Dr Bike sessions held at Bath Spa University on the Wednesday and on Friday the University of Bath runs its first ever Cycle Cinema. This off-grid event sees members of the audience generating power for the big screen by bike! The ‘Big Spring Clean@ event takes places on Saturday February28.

Cllr Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem – Southdown) Leader of the Council, said: “Universities have a significant impact on local communities. Long after they leave as graduates, students are affected by the values that they develop at university and events such as these help to a develop socially-positive outlook.”

This year’s Green Week runs in conjunction with Fairtrade Fortnight and National Student Volunteering Week.

Editor:

Must say the Virtual Museum approves of the spring clean idea and wishes it would spread to the whole city and its citizens.