Helping neighbours and neighbourhoods in Moss Side to clean, green, be creative with, and enjoy their alleys together.
Working together to reduce fly‑tipping and rubbish, increase recycling, and improve our environment.
Restoring civic pride in the Edwardian streets and alleys of Moss Side.
Restoring local belief in what communities can do together.
Why clean and green your alley?
- Discourage fly-tippers by builders and outsiders
- Discourage locals from putting rubbish on the ground
- Encourage recycling to control waste and reduce costs
- Restore pride and a sense of community
- Meet and work with your neighbours
- Create an area you feel proud to live in.
These photos before and after are from the Horton & Thornton Roads Alley. Collaborative cleaning was on a Sunday in May. As you can see, there is lots of moss between the cobbles in Moss Side, so they are hard work! Image posted on Facebook by Ishbel.
How to clean and green your alley?
- Walk around other streets and alleys to get inspiration.
- Start by regularly reporting rubbish to the council, to keep the alley clear of rubbish and increase local morale. Take a few photos now, so you can compare later.
- Talk with your neighbours, so that you can together feel inspired to change things. Get at least 6 people interested in the practical work, in at least 4 different houses.
- Speak to us about producing a leaflet with you.
- Deliver it door to door to your neighbours, talking with them, to build local interest to clean and green the alley. Find out some good times in the coming weeks to do it together. Get their mobile numbers so you can text them to change or confirm.
- If you want us to help, check the date and time with us first.
On the day we’ll bring litter-pickers, spades, helpers and a wheelbarrow. Plus (depending on funding) some pots, compost and plants.