Street Champion

The Street Champions network is an initiative that encourages local residents in Southend-on-Sea to care for their neighbourhood by volunteering time to collect litter from their local street, green space, beach or other communal land. Please scroll down for more information.

Care for your local neighbourhood?
Become a Street Champion!

Street Champions improve an area by looking after the environment and encouraging neighbours and friends to be more concerned about litter. So why not help make Southend a better place for all?

What does being a Street Champion involve?
There is no formal commitment in becoming a Street Champion volunteer: you can give as much or as little time as you like, either in a group or on your own. It could be 15 minutes when walking the dog or on your way to work, a Saturday morning once a month with some friends or any time you get the urge to make a difference in your community.

What are the benefits of becoming a Street Champion?

  • Satisfaction at seeing your area clear of litter
  • Taking part in positive actions to improve your local environment
  • Being linked to a community of like-minded and environmentally-conscious people
  • Helping to encourage responsible behaviour around litter
  • Helping to prevent plastics entering the wider environment and potentially polluting our sea

What will I get?
You will be provided with a welcome kit that includes a litter picker, gloves, sacks, bag hoop, high-viz jacket, a window sticker plus any additional equipment you might need to carry out your role. Our team will also give you training and support.


If you are interested in becoming a Street Champion,  click here to complete the registration form and we will be in touch with you. Please note, there is currently a waiting list for the scheme but a new stock of kits will be delivered imminently.