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Spring Clean

18 Anchor Road,Tiptree,Colchester,CO5 OAL

07 May 2011

23:00

Meeting in Tesco's car-park at 10.00am for all volunteers. Areas of works will be the Village centre, country lanes and local woodlands. .

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past Events

Spring pick

Litter pick of Grange road and Windmill hill. Collected another 12bags of rubbish, most of which were bottles and cans.

Spring pick

Litter picking Pods Wood through to Messing road Bus shelter. Litter picked Pods wood (again) collected 12full bags of rubbish including the following items ( one bag full of bread rolls, chicken piec...

Winter pick

Litter pick, Grange road and Windmill hill. Carried out litter pick between Florence park football pitch and The Basket works ( it was a complete mess ), We collected a large number of Drums and tin c...

December Pick

Roadside Pods wood. Litter picked roadside and removed a fly-tip from ditch which included a fridge, plastic and metal piping.

Spring pick

Grand road litter pick Due to the return of the KFC and McDonalds customers?????, these people?? had littered the best part of grange road, so on this glorious sunny day a group of us litter picked fi...

Spring pick

Litter pick to Pods and Layer wood.

Winter pick

Litter pick to Grange road, windmill hill and Pennsylvania lane. Pennsylvania lane and windmill hill where messing and took four volunteers over a hour to clear the debris and general rubbish ( welly...

May pick

Litter picked roadside of pods wood, astonished to find cats eyes dump along the hedgerow and in the ditches still within their tarmac surround, picked up twenty and photographed accordingly. Reported...

February 2019

Could be anywhere according to where volunteers have reported litter in and around Tiptree Litter picked along the Kelvedon road, too Perrywood nursery entrance ( no trouble with traffic ) also picked...

January litter pick.

Litter pick to Grange road following Christmas parties etc also village centre. No litter pick during January.

December litter pick

Meeting as usual in Tescos car park at 10.00am, litter pick Pods and cony woods. As above litter picked Pods and Cony woods, roadside from Messing bus stop through to first entrance to Pods wood and c...

November pick

Start of litter picking in and around Tiptree. Litter pick the top end of west end road through to Grange road, also litter picked Grange road from west end road to the entrance of Florence park ( Col...

March Pick

Litter picking surrounding areas.

January Pick

Return to clear the heath and Grange road. Cleared the Heath for the second time in two(2) months, also Grange road, total number of bags collected = 30 (thirty). Weird items collected includes, Elect...

March 19th

Grange road, Tiptree heath and Braxted road. Charge of areas: litter picked Newbridge road and Holbrooke walk though to Luther road, number of bags filled = (24). Whoever took down the trees alongside...

February 2017

Tiptree heath, West end road and Newbridge road. Change of plan, litter picked the ditches along the B1022 ( alongside Layer wood ), also Pods wood and Messing road. Number of bags = 16 from the ditch...

January 2017

Layer and Pods wood. Litter picked roadside near Layer wood and hedgerows between the entrance to Perrywood and Inworth Hall. Seventeen litter bags, one typewriter complete with carriege, large genera...

December Pick

Litter picking to Grange road and West end road. Litter picked the folowing areas, Grange road, Messing road, Tiptree Heath crossroads and Kelvedon road ( starting at Tower estate and finishing at Per...

November pick

Meeting in Tesco's car-park ( areas of interest grange road, West end road and layer wood ). Weather condition bad but a good number of volunteers attended, litter picked Haynes Green Lane, Windmill H...

Start of new season

Litter picking to Haynes Green lane, Pods wood, Tudwick road and Tiptree heath. Litter picked the above areas, collected seventeen bags of rubbish ( plus someone's front door ), find of the day was a ...

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Last of the season

Last of the season litter pick. Litter picked the following areas. Main road alongside the heath, Grange road and Part of Windmill hill, number of bags of rubbish ( mostly wine bottles, cans and drin...

March

Clean for the Queen campaign to celebrate the queens 9oth birthday, this event is organised by Country file and Keep Britain tidy. Tiptree litter combers collected another huge amount of rubbish and d...

February

General litter pick, meeting in Tesco's carpark at 8.00am (early birds) and 10.00am. Litter picked the following areas: Pod wood ( loaded a hessian bag full of wet clothes, also found a large househol...

January 2016

General litter pick of surrounding areas On the 10.00am shift, two volunteers litter picked the centre village carpark which was littered with Nitrous Oxide cartridges they also found them in the chil...

Last pick of 2015

Early morning litter pick of layer wood roadside and mid-morning pick of west end and grange road areas. Litter picked pods wood and part of Birch airfield, items collected, steel bath complete with t...

Last pick of 2015

Early morning litter pick of layer wood roadside and mid-morning pick of west end and grange road areas.

Winter season

Start of winter litter picking. Carried out early morning litter pick from Tiptree heath carpark and finished at Tiptree heath crossroads. Along this section we found unopened bags of Walkers crisps, ...

April Pick

Early morning litter pick of hedgerow along Tiptree Heath. Extended litter picking to Grange road and West end road. Filled three plastic bags with childrens toys found in a ditch in Grange road. Beca...

April Pick

Early morning litter pick of the hedgerows along Tiptree heath and Priory road

One of

Litter pick between the Tiptree heath crossroads and Braxted road crossroads. Started early morning to avoid traffic, litter picked the hedgerows and roadside grass verges. Seventeen bags of rubbish c...

March Pick

Country lanes and woods This litter pick took place along a public footpath between two villages, the volunteers collected a total of twenty seven bags of rubbish and one propane gas bottle.

January 2015 Pick

General litter pick of surrounding lanes Another successful litter pick with some-more strange items found, see following list:- Sheep shears. Training bag full of gear in a ditch ( football boots, s...

General Litter Pick

Early morning (8.00am) and 10. 00am litter picks, meeting in Tesco's car-park.

General Litter Pick

8.00am litter pick to avoid traffic, also the usual 10.00am pick. Carried out an early morning litter pick on a major road leading into and out of Tiptree, also litter picked a local country lane, eve...

April Litter Pick

General litter pick of the lanes and woods.

litter picking

Litter picking the following areas:- Grange road. Grove farm road. Heath cross roads.

General Litter Pick

Litter pick surrounding lanes, woods and centre of the village Collected twenty three bags of debris, plus car parts consisting of a BMW wheel complete with suspension and wings from various other veh...

General Litter Pick.

Meeting in Tesco's car-park at 8.00am & 10.00am respectively. Locations of litter pick, Newbridge road, Priory road and finish the top end of Grange road.

October Pick

Litter picking local woods and lanes. If time permits clear stream/lake.

Litter pick

Litter picking surrounding lanes and woods before nature takes over

Nearby Groups

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SEEITPICKITBINIT
SEEITPICKITBINIT, has been set up with the aim of bringing local people together to take action in making the kettering area a cleaner community. To donate to our volunteer fundraising efforts, especially for waders and gloves, please contact me via the email link on my group page. This year, after the recent Blue Planet documentary, we'll focus passionately on battling the appalling disaster of Marine and River plastic pollution, throughout the waterways of the Nene Valley. We'll be holding picks every week, raising money for Irchester Animals in Need and recycling as much of the plastic litter as we can, in the River Nene, River Ise and Slade Brook. WE HAVE JUST SECURED SOME CORPORATE FUNDING, SO OUR EQUIPMENT WISH LIST IS LOOKING GOOD. WE HOPE TO BUY A SMALL LITTER PICKING BOAT FOR THE RIVER CAMPAIGN AND SOME SYRINGE PROOF GLOVES. TO SUPPORT SEEITPICKITBINIT'S CAMPAIGN TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF ENGLANDS RIVERS, ROADS AND GREEN SPACES, YOU CAN HELP US BUY EQUIPMENT OR DONATE TO OUR NOMINATED CAUSE USING THE OFFICIAL PAYPAL LINK FOR OUR GROUP. https://www.paypal.me/seeitpickitbinit Go to paypal.me Go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cleanupmarineplastic Go to www.gofundme.com/marine-plastic-river-rescue-uk SeeItPickItBinIt is a voluntary community litter picking group, based in Kettering Northamptonshire, which has since its creation in 2011, removed and recycled over 10 Tonnes or 10 cars in weight of litter, from our beautiful county. In addition to regular litterpicks on my days off from work each week, every year we hold a 1 Tonne litter pick, which not only aims to clean up the green spaces and river habitats of our community, but also has begun to raise money for charities at the same time. The first two years of sponsorship saw us raise hundreds for Children In Need. This year we have just smashed our litter target with 1270kg and we raised an amazing £500 for a local animal rescue centre in Irthlingborough. The litter situation has never been worse in the history of the United Kingdom. Every day, people dump rubbish from their cars and in the streets. It is difficult to confront, but the heart of the problem can be explained in terms of ownership. The British public has increasingly retreated in to its living rooms, to enjoy its supermarket food, sit on its sofas, in centrally heated houses, fixated on computers, phones or tvs. This life is incredibly comfortable and almost impossible from which to break free. Litter happens because we draw a line at our front doors and our car windows. On the other side of that line is not our problem, so why would we care? Every day we see litter in front of our own doorsteps, on the street and in our parks. Why don't we just pick it up? The reason is because we don't see it as ours, even when it is in our own street, blown from our own bins. Once it crosses that line, we have society's permission to walk by, oblivious and guilt free. One day, I started to see litter. It was everywhere I looked. For years I had complained about it, but I had thought of it as a totally external problem to my life. It's the council, it's someone else's responsibility. One day at work, I did the unthinkable, I got so wound up, I stepped through the invisible forcefield that stops people from departing from the norm. I picked up a plastic bottle and put it in a nearby bin. I almost expected someone to shout at me or to hear sirens, but I didn't. By picking up 1 single bit of litter, I had left that place, better than I had found it, I had already succeeded at making a small, but real difference. After that, I picked up first 10, then 100, then 10,000 pieces of toxic plastic at a time. It felt amazing, my life for the first time, had some meaning beyond feeding my face and being only concerned with maintaining my comfort zone and the comfort zone of those around me. People expressed shock and even warned me that I might get in trouble for breaking the rules. As it turned out, picking up litter has only ever resulted in good things, great conversations, engagement, excitement and encouragement from others, who didn't know such a thing was possible. This year I picked up about 2 Tonnes. During the 2018 litter season, I am challenging myself to remove 5 tonnes. It will definitely not be easy, especially as I've recently lost both parents and my last surviving grandparent. However, litter picking is a way to know that you are part of something bigger, so it helps you through the tough times. Not only does it raise money, it protects and nurtures animals and habitats. Less litter reduces crime and anti-social behaviour, reduces council and government spending. Best of all, it crucially shows others, not just with words, but with concrete powerful actions. I don't think that I'll fix the plastic problem on my own. However any publicity about doing something to tackle a problem that affects us all, is a step in the right direction. Next time you get home and see that plastic bottle or crisp packet in front of your house, just ask yourself, am I a leader or a follower. What happens next will give you the answer. Wonderful news, the McDonalds Drive-In restaurant in Kettering, has generously sponsored 5 bins along Northfield Avenue, in order to mitigate their impact on the community. By working in conjunction with Amanda McDade from Kettering council's street cleansing team, we managed to lobby the food retailer and secured their support in tackling this significant challenge for our community We currently litter pick any area around Kettering and beyond, as and when it looks bad enough to need it. Last years 1 Ton sponsorship raised £500 Nanna's animal shelter in Irthlingborough. This year we hope to raise money for a variety of other litter picking volunteers and groups around the UK. Our focus this year is on river and marine plastics, so we'll be hitting the rivers and lakes, recycling as much as we can, to keep Britain tidy. *********************2017 event target achieved******************** ************************************1270KG**************************** *************************18 picks-100 hours picking**************** **************************Fundraising total £500******************** *************************************************************************** ***********************2018 1 Tonne Litter Pick********************** *********************************92KG************************************ ********************************9 Picks*********************************** *********************Fundraising total £535************************** Future areas of interest will concentrate on the heavy litter problems along the River Ise/Nene and country lanes between Kettering and Thrapston. If you can spare an hour or two, please feel free to email our group to be a part of the next event and help us show that our community is worth caring about. THE A14 FROM WEST BOUND BETWEEN THRAPSTON AND KETTERING IS MISSING, UNDER THE MOUNTAIN OF PLASTIC THAT IS STREWN ALONG ITS VERGES. IF I'M FEELING A BIT CRAZY ONE WEEK, I MIGHT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN IT ALL UP. Every pound that the council doesn't need to spend on picking up litter will be spent on much more deserving projects that effect all of us such as policing, education and health. Several organisations have been extremely helpful in supplying us with bin liners, hi-vis vests and litter grabbers. Many thanks to Amanda McDade, the community litter picking liaison on the council's street cleansing team and to Lindsay Richmond at Helping Hands for the amazing Streetmaster Pro pickers and his much appreciated sponsorship. Please check out the pictures in the gallery, which shows just how much of a difference removing the litter has made at some of the nominated sites. Any help is very much appreciated.
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Duckworth Worcestershire Trust Volunteer Litter Warden
Join our volunteer warden scheme, organising action within Worcestershire. We offer practical help and advice to volunteer wardens, who meet on a regular basis to exchange information and ideas on how to improve their neighbourhoods. Each litter warden is provided with a litter picker, gloves and refuse sacks. We encourage wardens to recycle the waste they collect; we also offer to dispose of any waste collected.
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Fulbourn Forum for community action
We aim to clear litter from most streets and out to the parish boundaries twice a year.
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Stretton Parish Council
Parish Council - improving village life for Stretton residents
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52 years
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Nomanslanders
We collect litter in a relatively informal way in the area around Nomansland Common.
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14 years
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Sunningdale Litter Pickers
We are a group of people who are fed up with seeing litter around Sunningdale so we go out and pick it up! Sometimes by ourselves, occasionally in an organised event.
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Tiptree Litter Combers
We are a group of like minded volunteers who clear litter within the Tiptree village and surrounding lanes and woodlands on a regular basis.
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Stratford Clean Up
Cleaning up around the East Village and Stratford station area.
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Friends Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery
Litter picks are held once a month for both Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery Est 2004 in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley. Free places to book are via the website Eventbrite . Places are limited . Check out our new Hi Vis Vests our litter pickers are wearing , rocking the colour purple. You can book a place to volunteer or to book our guided tours the second Sunday of the month of both cemeteries here via website Eventbrite. The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery are the only group to care for the cemeteries & raise funds for grave restoration
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East Oxford
To make my area cleaner and more presentable.
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