Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Leicestershire homebuilder teams up with litter picking charity for Spring cleanup

Leicestershire homebuilder teams up with litter picking charity for Spring cleanup

Coalville-based developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands has teamed up with Cleanup UK to host a spring clean as part of the ‘Big Barratt Cleanup’.

The Barratt Foundation – which is a charity run by Barratt Developments, the parent company of the developer – partnered with Cleanup UK to encourage its regional teams to unite and take part in a spring tidy up around where they work and live.

Councils across England have to pay millions of pounds a year to clean up litter from the street that costs the Government and local councils £663 million a year, and the amount of litter dropped each year in the UK has increased by roughly 500% since the 1960s.

40 members of staff at David Wilson Homes held their own ‘Big Barratt Cleanup’ around their divisional office in Coalville and surrounding areas to create a safer and more welcoming environment for the public.


The team also continued their efforts around the David Wilson Homes development Grange View in Hugglescote.

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“The Big Barratt Cleanup is a fantastic way for team members to do their part in creating a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment. I am proud of each member of our team took part in this fantastic initiative.”

George Monck, Chief Executive at Cleanup UK, said:

“We have been absolutely blown away by the incredible participation in the Big Barratt Cleanup. With all 33 Barratt divisions and 47 teams signing up, Barratt Developments PLC’s employees have made a significant impact, creating cleaner, safer, and healthier spaces in their local communities across the UK, from Aberdeen to Exeter - we could not be more delighted.

“We are very proud of the partnership we have with The Barratt Foundation. It has been transformational and has enabled us to expand our CleanupUK Community Partners initiative geographically by setting up Community Cleanup Hubs, where we provide all the equipment, know-how, support, and inspiration, in some of the most disadvantaged wards across the UK.

“We want to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone at The Barratt Foundation and Barratt Developments for their invaluable support and commitment. Together, we are making a tangible difference in communities nationwide."

The Big Barratt Cleanup aims to protect local wildlife from the harmful effects of litter and create welcoming and safer spaces for the communities that David Wilson Homes builds in.

For details about the homebuilder’s developments in the county, visit the website at David Wilson Homes in Leicestershire.

< Back