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Helping to keep our parks clean

Working with local schools to raise awareness of our environment

We have been awarded some grants for improving the state of our parks and have already carried out a community parks clean which involved over 700 volunteers.


Our Art Competition was held to increase the pride and feeling of responsibility towards our environment. Children designed and decorated posters which needed to be eye catching and engaging. The winning designs were exhibited at the Eastbourne Campus of the East Sussex College Group and were also made into metal signs which are displayed around our parks, with the message:

“Thank you for keeping our park clean. Please take your litter home with you”  

The Judges 

Tania Long ~  A community and activist artist

Lucy Dean ~ Artist , theatre designer and teacher 

Andrew Forrest ~ Chair of the Society of Eastbourne Artists 

Judging the winning entries from pupils from the 15 schools that took part was a fascinating challenge. Given a specific brief, the children really put their imaginations to work on behalf of this environmental project. There was great variety of design, with some very skilful drawing, much vivid colour and clever captions, and a refreshing element of wit in putting the point across.

Winning Design by Jude James

The Winners 


A special thank you to . . . 

The Mayor of Eastbourne ~ Steve Wallis and his Consort

Eastbourne Member of Parliament ~ Stephen Lloyd

All the media, businesses and organisations that will have helped.

Neighbourhood First ~ Neil Peters for participating in the organisation,

also for donating Chillys Bottles as awards ~ Simon Hurt

PlanAhead ~ Andy Curry

Sussex Community Foundation for the anonymous donation of £3000

Neighbourly for the donation of £800 from the staff of TKMaxx

Eastbourne Lottery “Good Cause” contributions 

Waitrose for their Community Matters donation via green token customers: £510

Eastbourne Rotary Club for donating £325 as awards for the Overall Winners

East Sussex College Group, Eastbourne Campus: for hosting, hospitality and curating.

And to all the school children who participated from our local schools

Bede's Prep School

Cavendish Primary School
Oakwood Primary Academy

Ocklynge Junior School

Pashley Down Infants

Roselands Infants

Shinewater Primary

St Andrew's Prep School

St John's Meads C of E Primary

St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School

Stafford Junior School

The Haven School

West Rise Infants School

West Rise Junior School

Willingdon Primary School

What's next ?

 We will continue our work will schools and the local authorities to encourage our children to learn about our environment, take an interest and help take better care of our planet.

Become a Plastic Free Champion !

Please join us and support our efforts to make a measurable improvement in the world we are responsible for. 

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