Photos: Big Co-op Clean 2016 sweeps the nation

For this year’s Co-operatives Fortnight (18 June – 2 July), the theme in the UK was once again the Big Co-op Clean. Building on the success of last...

For this year’s Co-operatives Fortnight (18 June – 2 July), the theme in the UK was once again the Big Co-op Clean.

Building on the success of last year’s cleaning mission, Co-operatives UK encouraged co-ops across the country to get involved in organising clean-ups of parks, river banks, beaches and public spaces in their local communities.

Co-ops and their members were asked to share photos of their Big Co-op Clean activities on social media using the hashtag #BigCoopClean. Here are just a few of the photos taken..

Volunteers and members of Suma Wholefoods co-op clean up River Bank Way in Elland, West Yorkshire.
Volunteers and members of Suma Wholefoods co-op clean up River Bank Way in Elland, West Yorkshire.
Chelmsford Star members in the village of Hullbridge, Essex.
Chelmsford Star members in the village of Hullbridge, Essex.
Members of the Co-op Group picking litter in Mirfield.
Members of the Co-op Group picking litter in Mirfield.
In Bristol, Co-op Group members tended to the city’s green spaces.
In Bristol, Co-op Group members tended to the city’s green spaces.
The Southern Co-op helped clean the beach at the Royal Victoria Country Park in Southampton with The Conservation Volunteers.
The Southern Co-op helped clean the beach at the Royal Victoria Country Park in Southampton with The Conservation Volunteers.
Unicorn Grocery’s Debbie Clarke painting bat boxes in Fallowfield.
Unicorn Grocery’s Debbie Clarke painting bat boxes in Fallowfield.
Midcounties Co-op in action at Warriner School Farm, Oxfordshire.
Midcounties Co-op in action at Warriner School Farm, Oxfordshire.
Co-op Group members in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.
Co-op Group members in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.
Central England Co-op at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
Central England Co-op at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
A young volunteer helping out with Lakes & Dales Co-operative.
A young volunteer helping out with Lakes & Dales Co-operative.
Lincolnshire Co-op painting in Green Synergy Community Garden.
Lincolnshire Co-op painting in Green Synergy Community Garden.
Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda Holden helped Midcounties Co-op with a car wash.
Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda Holden helped Midcounties Co-op with a car wash.
The Southern Co-op helping to clear Hook Reserve with the Hampshire Wildlife Trust.
The Southern Co-op helping to clear Hook Reserve with the Hampshire Wildlife Trust.
Lincolnshire Co-op helped clear up Ashling Lane Nature Reserve.
Lincolnshire Co-op helped clear up Ashling Lane Nature Reserve.
Central England Co-op staff volunteering at the Action Homeless charity in Leicester.
Central England Co-op staff volunteering at the Action Homeless charity in Leicester.
Co-op Group colleagues tidying up Heaton Park in Manchester.
Co-op Group colleagues tidying up Heaton Park in Manchester

 

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