This spring, over the course of 4 weeks, our group members collected over 50 bags of rubbish from about 5 miles of roadside verge on the approach roads to our village.
Our litter picking activities qualified us to apply for equipment under a local government scheme and we were successful in receiving enough equipment to allow for a group of 10 litter pickers to go out fully equipped with litter picker sticks, bags on hoops, gloves and Hi Viz vests. This will mean we can continue our litter picking efforts without the need to collect and return equipment from Devizes. Thanks Wiltshire Council for the equipment and for disposing of the collected litter.
We’d like to share our good fortune with any other local groups or individuals. If you live locally and would like to borrow this equipment to clear your own area of rubbish, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org