Adopt a street

As national lockdown restrictions are easing, from the 29 March the government are re-introducing the rule of six.

This means:

  • you will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible)
  • you will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
  • childcare and supervised activities will be allowed outdoors for all children
  • formally organised parent and child groups will be able to take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be not counted in this number

Following these guidelines, we are happy to reinstate our litter picking schemes. Please read and follow all of the Adopt-a-Street safety guidance to stay safe whilst involved in any litter picking activity.

To help protect yourself and others when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands – keep washing your using hand sanitiser regularly
  • cover your face – wear a mask covering your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces, unless you are exempt
  • make space – stay at least two metres away from people not in your household

If you’re feeling unwell, get a coronavirus test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

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We’re proud to support adopt a street volunteers, who help keep their communities and environments free from litter.

Under the scheme you choose the street you’d like to ‘adopt’ and we’ll provide you with the litter picking equipment and safety information you need.

We recognise the valuable work that volunteers across North Somerset are already doing to help keep the environment litter free. We want ‘adopt a street’ to complement and enhance the great work that’s already happening – we all have a responsibility to keep North Somerset clean and together we can all make a difference.

If you’d like to apply to become volunteer, or find out more, you will need to: 

  • download and complete our adopt a street application form and safety quiz
  • read our risk assessment
  • keep the safety guidelines handy when you’re out litter picking

To fill out the application form and safety quiz online, you’ll need to use a PC or laptop.

We’d be grateful if you could let us know how often you litter pick your adopted street(s) and how much you collect by completing a litter log.

You can download and save the log below, then fill it in as you go along and email it to us at adopt-a-street@n-somerset.gov.uk at the end of each month.