It had been quite a few weeks since we’d collected litter from the town centre, and it was good to see that the areas we’d collected from previously were notably better than the first time we’d visited. We still accumulated another 25 bags of rubbish from our morning collection taking our annual total to 229.
We returned to the town centre for our fortnightly litter collection this time, and it was gratifying to see that the areas we had covered several weeks ago were nowhere near as bad as they had been. Our twelve volunteers were able to extend the area covered to a wider one than previously, which helps to account for a total number of bags collected reaching 25!
It took our total bags collected to 229 for the year so far – and that’s just on our organised collections.
If you know of somewhere which needs a good clean up do please contact us and we’ll see what we can do; we’re especially keen on helping other individuals and groups to join in. We’re hoping to increase the amount of equipment we have and therefore how many people we can kit up too, and we’re always happy to help others join the increasing local efforts to tidy our communities.
If you’d like to offer up some time and come along and help us, new volunteers are always welcome, please contact us. Whilst coming along and picking up litter is one obvious way to help, there are other things you can do.
- Share our social media posts (the more people who see what we’re doing, hopefully the more helpers we’ll get).
- Let us know of areas you think need to be cleared. We can’t promise, but if we know somewhere is in need of tidying we’ll do our best to schedule a visit.
- If you’re a local business, and would like to support us, we could always use some more equipment. We’ve a small number of litter pickers and bag holders, but we could use more, and they do wear out.
We’re currently looking at obtaining some funding for further equipment and will hopefully be able to get anyone interested kitted up and ready to go at a time to suit. Just get in touch and we can discuss how we can help you join in or get started on your own.