• North Oxford Eco-fair

    24 November 2019

    On Saturday 23 November Oxford Civic Society joined around 30 organisations taking part in the North Oxford Eco-fair. We were there to tell people about our work lobbying for better transport links, encouraging people to switch from cars to public transport, cycling and walking, and our anti-litter campaign OxClean.

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  • Anytime, any place, anywhere

    30 October 2019

    This year has seen an astonishing increase in groups wanting to litter-pick during the year, not just during Spring Clean.

    In 2019 OxClean has been going for 12 years. While we’ve always had one or two groups litter-picking outside the Annual Spring Clean weekend in March, this year has seen at least 19 going out between May and October.

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  • Spring Clean 2019 Launch

    24 February 2019

    Every year we announce the launch of OxClean’s Spring Clean to remind everyone that over the coming weekend hundreds of good-hearted Oxford people turn out to collect litter and clean up the City. It gives us a chance to acknowledge the support of other organisations. This year’s launch took place outside the Co-op in Summertown….

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  • OxClean Shout-out on BBC Radio Oxford

    9 February 2019

    OxClean is delighted to have been given a slot on BBC Radio Oxford’s “Shout Out” feature. Shout Outs are broadcast at intervals throughout the day, so listen out for ours, or if you can’t wait you can hear it here on this link.

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  • AMYA New Year litter-pick

    27 January 2019

    While many people were happy to stay at home in the warm at New Year, a group from AMYA, Oxford’s Ahmadiyya community, was out litter-picking. Many thanks to them for their efforts!

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  • Great British Beach Clean 2018

    13 December 2018

    Although OxClean’s main activities are focused on Oxford, we support other anti-litter campaigns too. One of these is the Great British Beach Clean organised every year by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). This year’s Great British Beach Clean was the biggest mass participation beach clean and survey event the UK has ever witnessed.

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  • Register for Spring Clean 2019

    28 October 2018

    Spring Clean 2019 is on the first weekend in March, from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd. Registration for groups and individuals in now open! Go to the Spring Clean page for the registration forms and all the information you need.

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  • Spring Clean postponed

    1 March 2018

    Given light snow today, heavier snow tomorrow and no thaw in prospect it is going to be quite hard to find litter this weekend! It could also be unsafe to venture forth. Several groups have already been in touch with us cancelling or postponing their planned activities.  We suggest that groups should postpone. Please let…

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  • Spotless Oxford

    4 June 2017

    In 2017 OxClean is trialling a new campaign called Spotless Oxford, and we hope members of Oxford Civic Society and OxClean volunteers will join in. The idea came from Jeremy Mogford who owns The Old Parsonage and Old Bank Hotels, and the restaurants Quod and Gee’s. Jeremy keeps the pavement and gutters in front of…

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  • Photo competition winner

    13 April 2017

    We’re delighted to announce that Eve McWilliam is the winner of the OxClean Spring Clean photo competition 2017 in the over-18 ‘Best Creative’ category. Her picture of Spring blossom with volunteers collecting litter in the background captures the spirit of OxClean. We received no entries from under-18s, and the judges decided not to award a…

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