Very little litter was discarded during lockdown but as things get back to normal more litter is appearing once again. When picking litter remember to maintain social distancing.
It seems that with the government ban on all outside gatherings we have no choice but to suspend our regular Sunday litter picks for the time being.
We are still allowed outside for exercise, on our own or with a member of the same household, so if your idea of exercise extends to litter picking there is no reason why we can’t continue just picking alone as we feel inclined.
Also, a lot of the credibility which Parish Pickers has earned comes from the number of bags we have managed to collect, so if you are out picking, please remember to send us a quick e-mail to let us know how much you picked and where it came from.
With a bit of individual effort we should be able to keep the Parish as clean as it is now. Please help if you can.
Another record week for litter cleared from Copythorne Parish!
Firstly the WI, and I gather a couple of WI husbands did a pick on Friday an collected a total of 7 bags. Well Done Lois for organising that and I understand the WI are out again tomorrow.
Secondly, Stuart our esteemed leader was out picking during the week and collected a total of 6 bags from Salisbury Road up to Tatchbury and along Winsor Road.
Thirdly, Jill and I were walking through Brockishill Enclosure when Jill spotted some litter well away from the main path. We investigated further, went home for our pickers and hauled out 4 bags full from what looked like the site of some wild camping party.
Then finally we were out today in glorious sunshine along Romsey Road from the Empress to Salisbury Road and along Whitemoor Lane and collected another 5 bags.
So altogether this week that is 22 bags of litter pushing the total up to 387. Well done Parish Pickers and thank you to the WI.
The new rules of come if you are social distancing but not if you are self isolating and don’t share a car with anyone you are not already living with worked well today.
We really are on a roll this month with another 15 bags collected today from Ower taking our total to 365.
We were grateful for the help today of Heather from Waterside Wombles the litter picking group covering the Waterside area. Waterside Wombles started at the beginning of this year and Heather was interested to see how we operate. We have been able to help the Wombles with some of the contacts we have made and Heather had some ideas for us on managing heavy bags. We hope to work together in future to share ideas and best practice.
Thanks to all who helped today, it was good to have cleared so much rubbish off the doorstep of our sponsors at Paultons Park.