Litter pick report

Litter pickThis year the Council annual litter pick was the week of 5th -12th April. We organised two litter picks in Sopwell on the weekend of 6th and 7th April. Because we managed to advertise it this year in our newsletter, we were able to persuade concerned residents to lend a hand so it was not just the committee collecting.

Litter pickOn the Saturday we met outside Mandeville School and picked around that area. We collected six bags of rubbish and three of recyclable bottles and cans. It is amazing how many cans and bottles are just dumped in the hedgerows and on the street by uncaring people. We also reported several bags of rubbish and fly-tipped items.

Litter pickOn the Sunday, we did our annual pick of the Sopwell Priory green space and nearby roads. Despite the very cold weather we had a good turn out of willing helpers who managed to pick several more bags of rubbish and recyclables. However the overall number of bags is reducing every year which suggests that either we are dropping less or the Council litter contractors are more hard working. I hope that it is the former.