Street Care and Cleaning

Street Champions - We Need You!

Welcome to our street champions network an initiative that encourages local residents in Southend-on-Sea to care for their neighbourhood by volunteering time to collect litter from their local street, green space, beach or other communal land.

Street Champions improve an area by looking after the environment and encouraging neighbours and friends to be more concerned about litter.

So helping to make Southend a better place for us all has never been easier!

What does being a Street Champion involve?

There is no formal commitment required to become a Street Champion volunteer you can give as much or as little time as you like, either in a group or on your own. It could be 15 minutes when walking the dog or on your way to work, a Saturday morning once a month with some friends or any time you get the urge to make a difference in your community.

What are the benefits of becoming a Street Champion?

  • satisfaction at seeing your area clear of litter
  • taking part in positive actions to improve your local environment
  • being linked to a community of like-minded and environmentally-conscious people
  • helping to encourage responsible behaviour around litter
  • helping to prevent plastics entering the wider environment and potentially polluting our seas

What will I get?

You will be provided with a welcome kit that includes a litter picker, gloves, sacks, bag hoop, high-viz jacket, a window sticker plus any additional equipment you might need to carry out your role. Our team will also give you training and support.


Veolia have two Recycling and Education Officers that attend events, arrange roadshows and provide presentations at public or group meetings. Promoting recycling and reducing waste are key objectives of the officers, if you would like them to provide a talk or presentation to a group or organisation you belong to please contact Veolia.

The also manage the Street Champions and Recycling Champions scheme, and deliver a recycling schools education programme. If you are interested in any of these initiatives then please visit the Veolia Local Activites and Volunteer Groups page or contact Veolia by email or 0203 567 6955.

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Telephone: 01702 215006

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