Tidy-minded urged to ‘Adopt a Spot’ in town

Is there an area in your community that could do with a clean up? Are you fed up of unsightly graffiti, litter and dog mess on your doorstep? With street cleansing costing nearly £40 million a year, why not take pride in your area and Adopt a Spot?

The Adopt a Spot programme is a scheme that will formally enable volunteer groups across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it. You can choose any area you like. It could be a mile of beach that always seems to be full of litter, an area covered in graffiti, an urban park or your local forest or even the street you live on...anywhere is possible! If you think there is an area that could do with a bit of TLC, why not adopt it? Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations. Volunteering is a great way to get out and about and give you a feel good factor while simultaneously making a difference in your community.  

With the help of TIDY Northern Ireland you will hold four clean ups a year at a time of your choosing.

TIDY Northern Ireland will provide groups with an adoption pack containing all the equipment you need, including litter pickers, a branded back pack, travel mugs and a hints and tips booklet on how to run a successful clean up.

If you are interested in instilling a pride of place in your community and busting that grot, or simply would like more information, please contact Aisling Gribbin at TIDY Northern Ireland on 028 9073 6920 or email:


Aisling Gribbin