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April Accumulator!

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

31 Mar 2012

23:00

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 as the Winterton crossroads and Ermine Street South as far as Dawes Lane. Each weekend a record will be made of the quantity of bags of litter collected - we hope this will go DOWN as the month progresses. Watch this space! If anyone would like to litter-pick get in touch. You are welcome to borrow a pick up stick and hoop, and we can supply The Big Tidy Up bags. If you want to 'give it a go' and decide it isn't for you, not to worry! But if you would like to make a regular contribution you may like to 'adopt' a road. Telephone: 07791 252097 or contact me through the LA website. We started the April event today - the last day of March, with a Risby Road walk-up.

This was more littered than usual, and also a filing cabinet drawer and contents had to be reported to the police as it looked as though it had been stolen then dumped. Someone had also dumped a lot of old wood trellis and assorted clippings from a big conifer and Laurel hedge. And finally on this unpleasant day, we came across a large, dead badger, which for a second I thought was a big brown bear. The good news this week was we have a new volunteer! Thanks, Helen! Bank Holiday Weekend - 26 sacks filled! We covered at least 12 miles of roads this weekend and only went out a couple of hours each day. Risby Road, Ermine Street, Castlethorpe, Leys Lane and North Street in Winterton. All spick and span again! 15 April - More of Brigg Road near Castlethorpe, we soon filled 11 sacks and collected a tyre and wheel. 2 hours of sun, sleet, hail, rain and sun again! 21 April - A very swift walk up of Risby Road, filled 3 sacks plus another 2 on Ermine Street south of the village. We managed an hour and a half and didn't get wet once! May 13 - according to my database calculations we filled our 2000 th sack today when we cleared the recent litter from Risby Road and on Ermine Street around the level crossing to Appleby woods. I have modified the total on LA to correspond. We also collected a pair of tyres and a pair of settee cushions! 23 April - organised collection of a settee, chair and cushions fly-tipped on Risby Road - thanks NLC! 30 April / 6 May - Quick walk ups in between showers, an hour here and there, and the 3 roads into Appleby are virtually litter free! We are positive there isn't as much litter being thrown from car windows on these lanes, although it could be because it has been raining a lot and 'litter bugs' prefer not to open their car window to throw it out! May 20/21 - Ermine Street 1 - Risby Road 3. We are convinced less litter is being dropped in our area compared to one year ago!.

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January Spruce Up!

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Winter Walk Ups!

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Big Brigg Bag-Up - 2012!

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Big Brigg Bag-Up!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Winter Wanderers!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Ermine Street and beyond!

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Appleby Litter-Pick - Ermine Street and beyond!

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