Litter picks

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Anyone can join Friends of Victoria Park for litter picks.

We have high visibility tabards, litter pick sticks, gloves and rubbish bags.

2018 dates for litter picks

Meet Jennifer and Andy outside the park cafe at 9.15am for a 9.30am to 10.30am litter picking session.

  • Saturday 27 October
  • Saturday  17 November
  • Saturday 15 December

Completed

Sunday 19 August – Andy and Jennifer collected a bag of rubbish each. It was a windy day so spent a lot of time chasing crisp packets. Went past the sensory garden and it looks pretty bare. Looking forward to planting in Autumn. Plastic straws are a common place problem as they are small and hard to pick up.

Sunday 15 July – Apologies! We forgot to turn up but will definitely be back in August.

Sunday 17 June – Noreen, Michael and Jennifer met at the cafe. The weather stayed good, and we ended up collecting three bags of rubbish! All of us remarked it was a pretty satisfying result. Trying to work out how to get rid of all the cigarette butts from around the benches. Might bring an old dustpan and brush on the next litter pick…

Saturday 19 May – Andy and Jennifer picked up two bags of rubbish and plastic ties removed from Ballards Lane and Long Lane gates. We’ve now changed to mostly Sundays as we think that the park would benefit from a litter pick towards the end of a busy weekend.