In response to the increased litter levels as lock-down rules start to be lifted, some of you have told us that you are ready to start litter-picking again. We also know that many of you are still not comfortable to litter-pick again yet.  We do not in any way want to make anyone feel as though they should be back out there if they are not ready. However, we DO want to support anyone who is choosing to litter-pick right now.  You can now meet outside in a group of up to 30 people.  Please see the Government guidelines for further details


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Bennett's Community Crew are a team of people from Bennett Restaurants Ltd. (a franchise of McDonald's) who want to make a difference in their local area. We currently have 16 restaurants across Hampshire, Dorset & Wiltshire and St Helier in Jersey. As well as doing litter patrols on a daily basis in our local areas, we have bigger events at least quarterly. We have a Planet Champion in each of our restaurants who champion's their local community. We are always looking for local events to take part in.


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Bournemouth Litter Pick

We will be joining with the Bournemouth BID again in September 2019 to do another big litter pick in the town centre. Watch this space for the date and more details!!

Minstead Q2 Litter Pick 2019

We are meeting at Andrews Mare car park at 10am and will then be following our usual routes. Litter pickers, hoops, Hi-Viz and bags will be provided. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for the ...

Salisbury "Antique Roadshow" Clean Up

The Antiques Roadshow is coming to Salisbury!! On 14th May 2019 the famous TV show will be coming to the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral and we are going to be around to make sure that the area stays l...

Great British Spring Clean With Bournemouth BID

We will be joining with the Bournemouth BID and the council to take part in the Great British Spring Clean on 3rd April. We are meeting at 11am at Turtle Bay and starting at Horseshoe common. We met ...

Eastleigh BID Joint Litter Pick

We will be joining with the rangers from the Eastleigh BID on 27th February to have a big clean up of Eastleigh town centre. We will be meeting at McDonald's at 9.30am. We will provide litter pickers,...

Minstead Litter Pick Q1 2019

We met at 10am at the Andrews Mare car park. We had a nice team this time: Jas & Holly from Ower, James from Picket Post, myself as well as Tessa and Marion from the village. We split into two teams,...

Minstead October Litter Pick

We will be meeting at 10am at the Andrews Mare car park in Minstead for our regular litter pick along and around the main road from the A31 towards the village. We met up at 10am as usual. Present we...

Basingstoke Brighton Hill Litter Pick

We will be meeting up on 9th October 2018 to do a litter pick in and around the playing fields in Brighton Hill. We all met in the car park near the changing rooms for the playing fields at 10am. The ...

Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre

We are working with the volunteers that run the community centre in Swaythling, Southampton to fix things around their building. We met up at 9am on the morning of 14th August. We had staff from near...

Community Litter Initiative in Swaythling

We have always worked very closely with the local community in Swaythling, where our Black Cat restaurant is. The restaurant is in the middle of a big estate that incorporates a lot of student accommo...

Jersey Park Challenge

We are really excited about this, our first event in Jersey! It will take place on 27th June and we will be meeting at the restaurant at Halkett Street at 10am. We will then be walking to four local p...

Minstead May Litter Pick

We will be doing our usual quarterly litter pick with the local residents of Minstead on Friday 25th May 2018. Meeting at 10am at Andrews Mare Car Park. We will supply bags, litter hoops, litter picke...

Joint Litter Pick with Somerford ARC

We will be joining forces with the Somerford ARC in Christchurch and members of the local community to do a litter pick around the estate and also Watermans Park. We are meeting at the ARC at 11am and...

Great British Spring Clean

We will be joining together with a group of locals in Ellingham, Ringwood to do a litter pick for the Great British Spring Clean. We have had to reschedule this as it snowed when the last one was orga...

Minstead January/February Litter Pick

We will be completing our first litter pick in Minstead on 2nd February 2018. We were supposed to do this litter pick on 24th January but had to rearrange due to an absolutely horrendous downpour. Thi...


On 21st November we will be meeting at Swaythling railway station at 9.30am to do a big clean up of the railway station prior to the winter. We will be leaf collecting, litter picking, tidying the gar...

Burley Village Clean-Up

We will be joined by Burley Parish councillor Jane Kendall to do a litter pick from our restaurant at Picket Post walking towards the village at Burley. Meeting at the Picket Post restaurant at 10am. ...

Minstead Area Litter Pick

We will be doing our usual quarterly litter pick in the forest around Minstead and will be meeting at 10am at the Andrew Mare car park. Please bring your own litter picking equipment and hi-viz, bags ...

Great British Beach Clean

For the first time we will be working with the Marine Conservation Society to take part in the Great British Beach Clean which is taking place on the weekend of 15th-17th September. As we like to be d...

Anti-Litter Campaign

We decided to run an anti-litter poster competition across our area to try and help persuade people not to drop rubbish in the first place, rather than have to pick up rubbish after the event. We want...

Minstead May 2017 Litter Pick

We will be meeting up at the Andrews Mare car park at 10am on 9th May to do our regular litter pick from the A31 to the crossroads heading to Minstead village. All are welcome, we will supply litter p...

Great British Spring Clean in Southampton

We will be joining up with the Daily Echo from Southampton to clean a local "grot spot" that their readers pick as the most needy from the following three: Swaythling Railway Station High Road leading...

Great British Spring Clean Launch

We will be going along to help the New Forest District Council to launch their campaign for the "Great British Spring Clean" on Monday 27th February. We are meeting at Picket Post car park(NOT McDonal...

Bennett's Community Crew Do The Great British Spring Clean!

We will be meeting at the Picket Post McDonald's at 10am for a 10.30am start. we will be heading on the road towards Burley shopping at all of the car parks on the way. I will attach a map of our prop...

Ronald McDonald House Southampton "Spring Clean"

We are delighted to be able to be do our first big "clean up" of 2017 at the Ronald McDonald House Southampton which is at Southampton General Hospital. We will be sprucing up their roof-top garden, ...

Minstead January Litter Pick

We will be meeting as usual in the Andrew Mare car park at 10am We were again, so lucky with the weather. The night before it was pouring down and it was the next day as well. But the morning if the l...

Swaythling Railway Station Clean Up

We decided to go along to Swaythling railway station on 15th November 2016 for our quarter 4 event for 2016 which involved helping the volunteers who usually keep the station spick & span. The railwa...

Minstead Autumn Litter Pick

We will be going along and doing a litter pick along with local residents, organised by Tessa Keeley, to collect any on the surface litter left by summer tourists. We went along and were met by Tessa,...

St Peter's Church Project - REVISITED

On Wednesday 7th September we went back and had another go at tacking the very overgrown grounds of St Peter's Church. Staff from all across our business will come together again to do some more work....

St Peter's Church Project

We have found out about a very deserving cause in Bournemouth. St Peter's Church is a beautiful church right in the centre of Bournemouth. It has a lot of history there and is the burial place for Mar...

Minstead July Litter Pick

We are going to meet up with Tessa Keeley again to go over the area that we regularly litter pick to ensure that this is kept litter free as much as we possibly can. We have built a great relationship...

Minstead Clean for the Queen

Sarah, our co-ordinator will be meeting with Tessa Keeley who lives in Minstead on the road to Emery Down to help out with their litter pick. Tessa first worked with Bennett's Community Crew after sen...

"Clean For The Queen" joint event with Bennett's Community Crew & the Dorset Devils

Bennett Community Crew are working with Dorset Devils to do a litter pick starting at Turtle Bay, picking in Horseshoe Common then walking down Old Christchurch Road, past McDonald's towards The Squar...

Lansdowne Underpass Clean up

We are taking part in a joint clean up with the Bournemouth Litter Squad. Our Planet Champion Kayleigh, from our Bournemouth Restaurant went along & joined in the litter pick with the Bournemouth Lit...

Minstead Area Litter Pick

We will be meeting at the Andrew Mare car park at 10am on 13th January 2016. We will be picking up rubbish from the car park and up & around the lake and then follow the fence by the A31(forest side)...

About Bennett's Community Crew

Who are Bennett's Community Crew and what do we do. As a franchisee, Tony Bennett loves to give back to the communities that his restaurants are part of. He has always ensured that his restaurants hav...

Bennett's Beach Blitz

For our last quarter Environment event we are going to do a “Beach Blitz” along the seafront at Bournemouth/Boscombe. Why a Beach Blitz? I have been working with Peter Ryan from a voluntar...

Bennett Restaurants "Hits the Parks"

As our third quarter individual litter pick we decided to target local litter “hot spots” that get bad when the kids are off of school. This meant for most of our restaurants their local p...

Love Where You Live 2015

We are working in conjunction with Angela Peters from the New Forest Rangers from the New Forest National Park Authority & The Blackwater Conservation Group. The plan is to pull out a plant called H...

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