Community Litter Picks

15th February 2017, 9:32am | By OCMWebmaster |

“It costs Council Tax payers in Wiltshire over £3m each year to pick up litter.”

Local volunteers come together to clean up an area of land or open space in a village, town or neighbourhood.

In a nutshell:

Local litter picking groups aim to clear litter from open spaces, improve the local environment and encourage volunteer participation in a worthwhile, healthy, social activity.   Groups work with businesses, schools, community groups, individuals; and just about anyone else who cares about where they live and work.

What makes this project special:

Litter is a growing source of public concern in Wiltshire, ranking 7th out of 72 public concerns in a recent consultation.

By joining a local litter group, or starting a new one you will not only improve the place you live it’ll give you the chance to:

  • Meet like-minded people and get to know your neighbours
  • Take action on an issue that you care about
  • Live in a cleaner and better looking environment
  • Improve your health & mental wellbeing by spending more time in the great outdoors with friends and neighbours
  • Cleaner streets, parks and countryside provide the backbone for strong communities

How you can replicate this project where you live:

  • Decide who will run your litter pick
  • Pick a date/time
  • Decide the location
  • Publicise your event
  • Produce a risk assessment
  • Obtain equipment
  • Obtain insurance
  • Decide how you will dispose of your litter
  • Celebrate the results!

Find out more and get in touch:

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...
Wharf Theatre Needs You!

Wharf Theatre Needs You!

The Wharf Theatre has been offering high quality theat...
Would you like to support Young People to achieve?

Would you like to suppo...

Would you like to be part of a positive community-base...
Collection Volunteer

Collection Volunteer

Julia's House, The Wiltshire and Dorset Children's Hos...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Accommodation Support

Accommodation Support

The Early Help Young People's Accommodation Officer wo...
Open day this Sunday!

Open day this Sunday!

Alzheimer's Support Sunday Club at Mill Street relies ...
Youth Services (CMAS)

Youth Services (CMAS)

Community Mentoring and Support CiC (CMAS) is a social...

AndrewJackCEM

RT @wiltsc_schools: This position requires an excellen...

AndrewJackCEM

Latest local news : Grant funding from Devizes Area Bo...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...

AndrewJackCEM

RT @MDeedigan: Are you based around #Devizes and looki...
Open Access Youth Café, Chippenham

Open Access Youth Café...

The Chippenham Community Area Young People Needs Asses...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...

AndrewJackCEM

@Lau_Schell Well fed Family Schell 🍽️ @Rhys_Schell
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Mind Reset, in Malmesbury and Chippenham

Mind Reset, in Malmesbu...

“In all the Community Areas in Wiltshire Young Peopl...
Grant funding from Devizes Area Board

Grant funding from Devi...

Each year, Devizes Area Board has tens of thousands of...

AndrewJackCEM

Good work Rob @StJamesDevizes https://t.co/cvz1mZfg2o
Motiv8

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young peo...
Richmond Fellowship Charity Comedy Fundraiser

Richmond Fellowship Cha...

A fantastic night of comedy & entertainment in sup...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
Managing your money

Managing your money

Information and tips to help your whole committee take...
Bizet’s Carmen at Lavington School

Bizet’s Carmen at...

White Horse Opera will be performing Bizet's Carmen at...