Truro BID

Truro City Clean Up 8 & 9 March 2024

We organised the seventh Truro City Clean Up event, in association with Newham BID, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March. Truro BID and Newham BID, along with several businesses, organisations, community groups and local volunteer community leader, Paul Caruana, all worked together to clean, tidy and litter pick.

On Friday City Clean Up started with a litter pick along Tregolls Road, followed by cable tie cutting, sticker removal and sign washing in the city centre. There were also two litter picks in the afternoon at Malpas and in Newham.

Some of the Truro businesses and organisations involved included Savills, Hall for Cornwall, Stephens Scown, The Alverton and Truro in Bloom, Truro Lions and Truro Rotary Evolution. Businesses and organisations from Newham that took part included Biffa, St. Petrocs, iSight Cornwall, Liberal Democrats and Cornish Mutual.

Damien Richards, Community Development Officer at Truro City Council, helped getting local community groups on board for the clean-up. 

On Saturday, the Friends of Newbridge Park and the Friends of Daubuz Moor focused on litter removal in the local green spaces. In Newham, another litter pick took place thanks to volunteers from the City of Truro Sea and Royal Marine Cadets. In the city centre, a team of volunteers focused on further sign washing and sticker removal, which included Kartha Commercial Cleaning.

A total of 82 bags of rubbish were collected during the two-day City Clean Up event. We also help to improve city’s environment by funding and installing the city centre’s bunting and part funding the floral hanging baskets each summer with Truro City Council.

City Clean Up, March 2023

Businesses and organisations from Truro and Newham, along with local residents came together again to help spruce up the city’s streets as part of a three-day clean up.

This was the fifth Truro City Clean Up event, organised by Truro BID. Both Truro BID and Newham BID along with local businesses and organisations, and community groups joined forces to spruce up the city by litter picking and removing stickers and cable ties.  

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help spruce up Truro, especially as the weather wasn't great! Thanks also to those who planned to volunteer in the sessions which were cancelled due to the awful weather.
Despite two litter picks being cancelled due to very rainy weather, a total of 80 bags of rubbish were collected during the City Clean Up event. We will be looking to plan another City Clean Up for next spring 2024.

City Clean Up is is just one of the ways that we help to improve the city’s environment. We also fund and install the city centre’s bunting and part funding the floral hanging baskets each summer with Truro City Council. 

The City Clean-Up event is also incorporating the works of the current ReFill Cornwall, Final Straw and Clean Cornwall campaigns