Wokingham Borough Council Litter Pick

Sun 26th April 2009

First can I thank Sheila and Grahame for turning out yesterday with Brian and me, and ask Alan to pass on our thanks to Derek and his wife (I don't have his e-mail address). Please can Paul put the results on the Web site?

Brian litter-picked the area near the Culver Lane allotments on Friday, and collected 2 black bags, 1 orange (cans and plastics), 1 car wheel, a bundle of wet newspapers, a piece of broken mirror, a length of narrow pipe, and a supermarket basket which was useful for carrying the glass bottles.

Yesterday, in glorious sunshine, Sheila, Grahame, Derek and Jean Cashen, Brian and I covered the dog-walking field and Laurel Park (3 black bags plus some cans and plastic bottles),  and the route from the Interpretation Centre past the children's playground and Laurel Park pavilion, some of the path alongside Laurel Park and part of Marefied, Rushey way as far as Beech Lane plus the old (cul-de-sac) part of Beech Lane, the footpath/cycleway from Beech Lane to Radstock Lane, and Radstock Lane down to Kerris Way (the collection-point for our rubbish). Between us we collected 7 black bags (landfill), 1 orange bag of cans and  plastics, and 1 orange bag of bottles and glass. Dave Allen from WBC caught up with us in Rushey way, and gave us some encouragement as well as taking photos, and the rubbish was picked up promptly at 12.30 p.m. from the collection point.

So a total of 9 black bags, 2 orange bags (cans and plastics) and 1 other orange bag (bottles and glass), plus the assorted items: not at all bad, considering the size of the group.

As I cycled round later to take down the notices I'd put up about the litter-pick, I kept spotting other areas of litter - including Maiden Place and the part of Gipsy Lane which we'd cleared in March!


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