Keep Kendal Mint Clean

In February 2016 after winning the Kendal Town Council “Love your Community” award we received an invitation to form a steering group for the Kendal Mint Clean campaign. 

A logo competition was sent out to all schools in the area and the winning design was chosen from Kirkbie Kendal School. 

The initiative was to support the national Clean for the Queen campaign so in March a team made up of the Kendal town council, volunteers of Chestnut and the local community. 

The first event saw us making a difference with collecting litter around the Westmorland Hospital Site and Burton Road. On a frosty morning, the team collected 5 bags of rubbish.

The second event was a community litter pick along the canal path in Kendal where we collected 14 bags of rubbish. Well done to everyone involved! 

The third events were for the local schools to take part. With support from our team local children participated in a schools clean-up of their grounds. Certificates and gift vouchers were sent in appreciation of their work. 

The fourth event was the Costa to Costa campaign.

35 willing volunteers gave up 2 hours of their time to improve the environment in the Kendal area by collecting litter. In various teams, we endeavoured to litter pick in the highlighted “Grot Spots” around Kendal, where 25 bags were collected overall! The atmosphere was brilliant for the volunteers, the sun was out and the spirits were high ending with a free drink from Costa thanks to everyone involved!


We are now creating a banner and regular litter picks throughout Kendal encouraging local community groups to take pride in their own area of town. Stickers are being displayed in shop windows, and banners will be put up to promote the next community litter pick