After being postponed due to the snow, our litter pick took place today in the beautiful winter sunshine. It was quite windy though and we got even away without a rain shower. We spent a couple of hours picking up rubbish around Hazelwood Close, Holly Close, Spindlewood Close, Gronau Close, Brand Road and Manor Crescent. We picked up more things we could recycle than stuff for landfill, collecting a lot of glass bottles, cans and plastic bottles.
We also found some interesting things along the way like an old umbrella, a pair of tights, gloves, socks and a broken frisbee. There were lots of sweet wrappers, can tops that have fallen out of the recycling bins, crisp packets and bits of paper. We also found loads of elastic bands in all the streets which we reckon is from the postal staff dropping them from bundles of letters, so we will be contacting the post office to ask them to stop doing this.
We have lots of Keep Britain Tidy tabards, bags etc left if anyone is thinking of doing a litter pick in their area – if you’re near us you can have some of ours. We do plan to do one again though as it was very a satisfying thing to do.