On Sunday 12th March a group of 15 volunteers comprising 3 local Councillors, the Horndean Parish Council Rights of Way volunteers and a number of residents held the first litter pick in Horndean we have had for some years after residents came together on Streetlife to raise concerns about litter and take direct action. Roads cleared included the estate opposite Five Heads Road, lanes in Clanfield and the Roundabout east of Morrisons.
In just 90 minutes nearly 50 bags of waste were picked. This included drinks cans, bottles containing suspicious yellow liquids and snack wrappers.
EHDC have been litter picking full time with several crews in the area for the last 6 weeks following recommencement of picking after a number of road cleaning operatives were killed nationwide (see earlier posts on this subject). The community involvement is brilliant and highlights the general distaste to litter and littering. Thank you to everyone who took part!
EHDC have a stock of loan litter pick tools, High Vis vests and as well as providing gloves took away the rubbish for disposal, including one syringe that had been discarded by the footpath.
The next two Litter Picks will taking place on Sunday mornings at 11am on the 19th and 26th April and please join us at the back of Morrisons Car Park if you would like to take place.
Photo by kind courtesy of Ann Chawner
EHDC are employing patrols to fine people littering and dog fouling £75 for any offense. What do you think?