• Spring Clean Launch at Cherwell School

    25 February 2017

    This year’s Spring Clean was officially launched on Friday 24 February at Cherwell School. Headteacher Chris Price welcomed a party including Lord Mayor Mohamed Altaf-Khan, Oxford Civic Society President Sir Hugo Brunner and OxClean’s principal organiser Rosanne Bostock. Mr Price explained how the school had made great efforts to get students and staff to collaborate…

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  • Spring Clean Map

    25 February 2017

    Spring Clean volunteers are working right across the city over the weekend 3 – 5 March. See what’s happening near you – and when – on the map on the Spring Clean page.

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  • Win £25 in our Spring Clean Photo Competition!

    10 February 2017

    Each year we receive lots of great photographs showing just how much fun your teams had while Spring Cleaning. This year we are going to judge all the photos received and award prizes for the best photographs taken. Please tell your teams about the competition and encourage everyone to take part. It’s very simple. Prizes…

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  • On the Buses

    29 January 2017

    Look out for our new “Don’t Drop Litter” posters and video advertisements on all of Oxford Bus Company’s 160 buses! We are delighted that the Oxford Bus Company has sponsored a new Annual Spring Clean poster and that the company will be supporting a team of staff volunteers to take part in this year’s litter-picking over…

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  • Cowley Clean-up Campaign

    3 January 2017

    OxClean is campaigning on two fronts in Cowley in 2017. Cowley residents are complaining about litter dropped during the year and left by students at the end of the academic year. OxClean is working with Oxford University and Oxford Brookes student wardens, Oxford City Street Scene and letting agencies to improve matters. Oxford University and Oxford…

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  • Good News on Grot Spots

    3 January 2017

      OxClean is pleased to say that three of the worst ongoing Grotspots: Kassam Stadium carpark, the Falcon Close entry to Kassam Stadium and Minty’s car park in Botley Road, have remained largely clean. Indeed a representative from Minty’s told OxClean that they planned to keep the area clean and are picking up litter from the…

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  • Spring Clean 2017 launch at Kassam Stadium

    21 December 2016

    On December 10th we took our Don’t Drop It – Bin It message to the Kassam Stadium – literally in the form of a pitch side advert which will be on display for several months and though an entry in the Match programme. During half-time boys from the Cherwell School kicked balls into bins while…

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  • Success at the OCVA Volunteer and Charity Awards

    31 May 2016

    Oxford Civic Society is delighted to announce that at the recent (May 2016) annual OCVA Volunteer and Charity Awards Ceremony Rosanne Bostock was presented with The Oxfordshire Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless work with OxClean. Rosanne spearheads OxClean’s Litter Picking campaign and is the driving force behind the Oxford Annual Spring Clean…

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  • OxClean on TV

    30 May 2016

    Peter Thompson and Wendy Robinson talk to Felicity Walker on That’s Oxfordshire TV about OxClean’s Spring Clean 2017.

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  • Spring Clean Achievements 2016

    30 May 2016

    The first weekend of March 2016 saw groups of enthusiastic volunteers all dressed in yellow high-viz jackets and armed with litter-pickers taking part in the 9th Annual OxClean Spring Clean, clearing litter from streets, banks, recreation areas and other public spaces across the city. Over 1000 volunteers took part: each working for just 2 hours…

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