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Appleby Litter-Pick!

The Thatched Cottage,9 Paul Lane,APPLEBY,DN15 0AR

05 Mar 2011

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Watch out Winterton! We are coming!! Meet at noon at the Ermine Street / Winterton Lane junction (about a mile and a half north of Appleby). We stout boots and bring your gloves. We will provide litter-sticks (we have 8) and bags. Ring Anita for full details - 735439 PHEW! 5 volunteers today - thanks to the Mayor of Winterton, Fran Fletcher, too. It really spurred me on getting her support :) 60 sacks filled 9 tyres, a lot of big and heavy items too. We estimate we collected 1.2 tons in a one mile section of Ermine Street - unbelievable. It was a tiring day, the verge slops into the hedge bottom making it really hard going. Thanks Ian, Fran, Judy, Len and Darren - you were GREAT! And thanks to innocent drinks for the refreshments - they were yummy!.

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January Spruce Up!

Meeting up for an hour on a regular basis can really make a difference. Times/dates will appear on the village FaceBook Group page, or contact me if you wish to help but don't belong to FaceBook (tel:...

Back In Action!

Following a break from litter picking (due to my shoulder surgery!) the Appleby litter Pickers are back in action! We are tackling the village and the boundaries within the village signs today. 6 sack...

Spring Superclean!

An ongoing big clean up of the areas we don't clean on a regular basis. March 10 - Ermine Street south today, as far as the Brigg turn off, resulted in 24 sacks, 3 treys, drums and car bumpers and p...

Winter Walk Ups!

Risby Road today! 8 sacks and counting! Another 15 sacks collected from Ermine Street north and south - Appleby and its surrounding area and litter free again! January 13 2013 - Today we tackled Ris...

Autumn Ambles!

Risby Roady - 3.5 miles More Autumn Ambles are planned - watch this space! 13 sacks collected in just under 2 hours. Risby Road is clean once more! Another 6 from Risby Road plus 13 from the Warren ...

Summer Titivate!

Throughout June, July and August we will continue with walk-ups along Ermine Stet and Risby Road. If anyone would like to help they are welcome to borrow a stick and hoop and 'adopt' a stretch of road...

April Accumulator!

No! This isn't an April Fool's joke! We intend keeping on top of the 3 main roads into the village this month. Walk-ups will be scheduled every weekend to cover Risby Road, Ermine Street North as far ...

Springtime Springcleans Continued! 2012

Regular Walk-Ups of Risby Road, Ermine Street north and south from the village will continue throughout March. 3rd and 4th March - Risby Road walk-up resulted in 4 sacks of litter. another 20 odd sa...

Springtime Springcleans! 2012

Over the next few weekends we will attempt to ''walk-up'' all of the roads we have cleaned recently. January 23 to 28 2012: This week we did a series of 'walk ups'. Risby Road, Winterton Lane, Ermine ...

The Big Broughton Bag Up!

We are off again - tackling the very scruffy, heavily littered B1207 from the Brigg turn off (with the B1208) to the Broughton 30mph signs. These verges are not only heavily littered but are hard to a...

Big Brigg Bag-Up - 2012!

We hope to clear the road all the way to Brigg this month. If anyone feels like joining us please give me a call, 735439. We tackled a section alongside Appleby Woods today, January 1st, filling 20 sa...

Big Brigg Bag-Up!

An ongoing even to clear the verges between Appleby Woods and Brigg, around 4 miles. These verges are really bad! I estimate we could easily fill 300 sacks. 11.12.11 We filled 13 sacks in an hour an...

Appleby Litter-Pick - Winter Wanderers!

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Appleby Litter-Pick!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Autumn Tidy Up!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Walk-up!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - with Broughton!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Ermine Street North

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Appleby Litter-Pick!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Ermine Street and beyond!

11am start. Meet up point to be arranged. Ring Anita if you would like to join us for an hour or three! (735439) 10 sacks filled from Ermine Street towards Winterton, just half a mile, as well as Risb...

Appleby Litter-Pick - Ermine Street and beyond!

Meeting point to be decided upon - watch this space! Tilly joined us on this wet Saturday. We tackled Ermine Street, starting at Dawes Lane end and getting as far as the entrance in to Appleby Woods. ...

Appleby Litter-Pick - Ermine Street North

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Litter Pick - Ermine Street South

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Risby Road

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