Robert Scott's Cleaning up your Community returns for a second year

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Following the success of our first ever Cleaning up your Community competition last year, the team at Robert Scott are excited to share news that the competition will return for a second year at the start of the Great British Spring Clean on Friday 26th March 2019.

What is it?

It’s a way for you to put something back into your local community, while making a small part of Britain that little bit cleaner.

The competition provides the opportunity to nominate a worthy community project in need of some cleaning TLC. The winning project will receive £500 worth of cleaning products and a day’s cleaning on behalf of Robert Scott, with four regional finalists also receiving £250 worth of Robert Scott products.

Who can enter?

Projects can range from a local community group or charity, to an area of public space or a facility used by the local community. This could be a village hall that’s seen better days, a local beach front or park that’s become overrun with litter, or a charity HQ in need of a spruce up.

Pentrif Taclus winners

Last year’s winners were the Pentref Taclus group from Llanberis. A collection of local residents that organise regular walking clean-ups of the town, which is a popular tourist destination in North Wales.

How can we nominate?

Nominations can be submitted from Friday 22 March by clicking the button below and completing the nomination form. Don't forget to send an image of your nomination to community@robert-scott.co.uk so we can share on our social channels for support! The deadline for entries is Friday 26 April 2019.

Apply here

What happens next?

All nominations will be judged by a panel of industry experts including chairman of the Great British Cleaning Council, Stan Atkins, editor of Cleaning & Maintenance magazine, Neil Nixon, head of sales at Robert Scott, Gill Ireson, and the company’s sales director, Alastair Scott. The winners will be announced on Monday 13 May 2019

Speaking on the outcome of last year’s competition, Patricia Pitts, spokesperson for Pentref Taclus, said:
"The group were so excited about winning this competition as it shows an appreciation for our efforts in improving our local environment. We received some long-handled litter pickers and other supplies to reach into hedgerows near the lakeside, which is a site of Special Scientific Interest. Having the Robert Scott team along to join us for the day was an added bonus.”
Alastair Scott, sales director at Robert Scott, added: “As a business that’s been part of our own local community for over 90 years, we want to provide an opportunity for our customers to give something back. It was fantastic to see the diversity of entries last year – from a gymnastics club in Rochdale to a dog shelter in Sheffield.

Helping hand from Robert Scott

"We know there are so many deserving projects across the country, and we look forward to seeing this year’s entries and offering a little cleaning know-how and a helping hand to the winners.”

'Now That's What I call Cleaning' Spotify playlist to clean too

In addition to the competition, we’ll be releasing our 2019 ‘Now That's What I Call Cleaning’ Spotify playlist to provide some musical motivation across the country for the Great British Spring Clean.

Now That's What I Call Cleaning Spotify playlist

From Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, to ‘Car Wash’ by Rose Royce – the playlist is curated by Robert Scott’s team using over 90 years’ cleaning know-how and combined record collections. You can listen to the Spotify playlist here.

Max Ranger litter picker
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