Once again, the ‘South Gloucestershire Spring Clean’ leaps into action and is the perfect opportunity for everyone to help keep their  town, village, street, woodland or green space free from litter.  Help clean up your neighbourhood this spring by organising a litter pick.

We have extended our annual campaign for 2017 to allow more individuals and groups to join in. This year’s Spring Clean will take place from 18 February to 14 May and everyone is welcome to lend a hand.

 In 2017 we are teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy’s new ‘Great British Spring Clean’, which follows the huge success of last year’s ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign, and will focus on encouraging litter pick events over the weekend of 3-5 March.

 You can organise an event at any time during our three-month Spring Clean and by avoiding the most popular weekends, we are more likely to be able to lend your group litter picking equipment. There are limited numbers available and we receive high demand during peak weekends throughout the Spring Clean campaign. We advise you to book any equipment required as far in advance as possible.

Last year we saw a total of 55 groups take part in organised spring clean events with over 500 bags of litter collected and we are hoping even more litter picking events will be held in 2017.

 If you would like to get involved and organise a Spring Clean event near you, simply register the event with us by completing the booking form and sending it back to



The Town Council is arranging a free guided walk 8.30 am – 10.00 am.

 Ed Drewitt, a naturalist and wildlife detective, will lead the walk which will start from outside of Emersons Green library.

Ed was involved in several events in the area in 2015 which were very popular. The aims of the walk include learning to identify a number of bird songs and be more aware of the variety of species of animals and plants that are in the park. It is hoped we will hear a range of birds from Blackcaps to Blackbirds and Chiffchaffs to Chaffinches. 

In view of the aims of the walk dogs are not permitted and the walk is only open to adults living in Emersons Green.  

The walk will be around Emersons Green Park and Green Lane. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. It is expected that the walk will only be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or strong winds.

Up to two adults per household can apply for tickets which must be collected from the Town Council office at Emersons Green Village Hall. There are only 20 tickets available.



This year the annual Mangotsfield Village Festival celebrates its 25th year!, the festival will be held at Cleve Rugby Club on

Saturday 10th June 2017

The aim of the event is to showcase local songs, music and dance and enable local groups to promote their activities or raise funds. The festival committee awards grants each year to deserving local groups and charities.

For more information see the festival website: