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Neighbourhood Improvement and Enforcement Service


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We deliver a range of initiatives which aim to clean up Glasgow making it a cleaner place for people to work, for children to play and for everyone to visit.

The Neighbourhood Improvement and Enforcement Service (NIES) has an integral role in delivering our aims and objectives at a local level.

NIES works with individuals, residents groups, schools and businesses, educating and encouraging them to take an active role in addressing local neighbourhood environmental issues.

From community clean-ups to open space enhancement, the service supports activities that, besides improving the environment, can help to reduce antisocial behaviour.

Our NIES Officers regularly visit schools and community groups around the city to talk about keeping Glasgow clean, as well as providing equipment and support for clean-ups.

A good example of how NIES can help stimulate community interest in cleaning a litter hotspot was the development of #givinganhour litter pick events which have been successfully delivered throughout the city.

If you would like to organise a cleanup in your area please complete our Service Request form.

Getting Involved

Whether you have already been involved in lots of litter picking activity or are thinking about becoming a volunteer, come and join the Neighbourhood improvement Volunteers, taking time to look after your Neighbourhood benefits the whole community and helps to create a brighter, cleaner and greener environment for everyone to enjoy.

It's up to you, litter picking can take place on an individual basis or as part of an organised group, business or school and here's how to go about it:

  • If you want to volunteer on your own you can become a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer (NIV), by carrying out a regular number of litter picks each month we will give you your own litter picking kit.  Complete the NIV Join up form and we will be in touch.
  • You can also organise your own group event, maybe with a group of friends by doing a one off litter pick. You can borrow a kit from one of our growing number of Community Hubs or the NIES team can provide you one. 


Community Hubs

The community Hubs will support local communities to tackle local litter issues. The hubs provide free kits containing litter pickers, disposable gloves, High visibility vests, bag hoops, refuse bags and a designated refuse uplift after your event.  This would allow local business, groups and schools to easily access equipment and keep their neighbourhoods cleaner and safer.

Perhaps you'd prefer to join an established group or find out about a community hub in your area, contact us by Email (opens new window) and we will direct you to a group or hub in your area.

The locations of all the hubs and information on how to access the equipment can be found on an interactive map on the council's website at Community Hub Locations.

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Last modified on 10 July 2024

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