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World Cleanup Day 2020 - Great British Spring/September Clean - Bricket Wood

2 Aspen Close,Bricket Wood,St. Albans,AL2 3UL

18 Sep 2020

23:00

Millions of people around the World will try to make the place a better place to work and live. This event is now combined with the Great British Spring Clean which should have taken place earlier in the year. Map of events: https://www.theskillmill.org/worldcleanupdaymap With COVID-19 a very real concern, our approach to litter picking has had to adapt; we can’t meet as a large group for the time being but we can still litter pick as a household or with a group of up to six people as long social distancing rules are observed. You can contact us at park_street_pickers@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to receive our COVID-19 Safety Guidance document or if you'd like to borrow some picking equipment such as pickers, gloves, hoops or bags. Please remember to sanitise thoroughly before and after any picking activity.

If do some ‘Lone Ranger’ picking or picking as a small group and you’d like to let us know the details that would be great; if you have any pictures that you’d like to see included in our gallery that would be awesome too. #LitterHeroes, divided but united for a cleaner world! #trashtag #detrashed Our most successful day ever! The Parish Pickers turned out in force and collected 100 bags of litter from Bricket Wood, Park St, How Wood and Chiswell Green a truly amazing amout of litter!.

upcoming Events

Parish Pickers Community Litter Pick

Many of our wonderful #LitterHeroes will be out on this weekend making Bricket Wood, Park Street & Chiswell Green making our villages clean & tidy

past Events

Autumn Community Litterpick

Lone Ranger litterpick

BWRA Spring Litterpick

Our Spring litterpick supporting the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean 09.30 at the Village Sign by Oakwood Road Shops as always bags/gloves/pickers supplied. EVENT POSTPONED!!! Sadly eve...

BWRA Autumn Litterpick

BWRA Autumn Litterpick 09.30 at the village sign on Oakwood Road Thanks to the support of 20 #LitterHeroes we made a difference to our village again collecting more than 30 sacks of litter with over 5...

BWRA Autumn Litterpick

TBC

BWRA Spring Litterpick

Bricket Wood Pickers Spring Litterpick supporting KBT Great British Spring Clean It was a lovely Spring morning and a fantastic 30 volunteers turned up to help keep Bricket Wood tidy. We collected an ...

BWRA Litterpick

In support of Great British Spring Clean - Heroes Wanted campaign A good turnout 15 volunteers and 25 sacks collected

BWRA Autumn Litterpick

Low turnout 15 bags

Clean for the Queen

Our first major litterpick was well advertised and quite well supported 20 adults and a few children and we managed 25 bags

Nearby Groups

These groups are near to you in case you want to contact them for advice, to offer them support or, for example, to share equipment with them.

Debenhamlitterpickers
This group is in a picturesque Suffolk village, with excellent contractors coming here frequently collecting 4 binfuls of litter a week - but still the litter comes!! Time for a Spring clean and community action!
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Malling Litter Pickers
A few* stalwart volunteers meet once a month to TIDY UP the neighbourhood, much to the delight of some residents & Lewes District Council! *Now in our 14th year, we have welcomed more recruits, taking our total to 35.
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14 years
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Porlock Litter Patrol
To walk and enjoy the beauty of the countryside, while making it even more beautiful as we clean up after others. In the age of microplastics no piece of [plastic] litter is too small.
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2 years
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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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14 years
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Collie Collections
Currently most of the work is done by my Border Collie who collects crisp and other wrappers and plastic bottles. She then finds the nearest waste bin and puts the litter in it. She has been doing this for the past 5 years.
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10 years
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HART
Hertford Action on Rubbish and Trash
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11 years
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West Haddon Wombles
We are 2 like minded individuals who are looking to clean up our local area of West Haddon and beyond!
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1 years
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Friends of Thringstone
Who are we? We are an environmental group undertaking planting in our village, litter picks, promoting reduction in Co2 and smart driving, and working with the local community to make our village a litter free area. We deliver over 1700 newsletters around our village promoting our message and work with Thringstone Primary School and the local brownie group various events, including a scarecrow festival in June 2011 which brought together all sectors of the community . We held another scarecrow event, in conjunction with Thringstone Methodists, on Saturday 6th July 2013. Our chairman litter picks daily, and is helped by others who litter pick regularly. We try, where possible, to recycle items which can be recycled. We petitioned for extra recycling bins in our village and now have two tin and plastic bottle recycling points and a glass recycling point, and are currently asking for the council to consider ways of recycling acceptable items put in roadside litter bins. Between February 2013 and the end of February 2014, we removed 1,958 bags of litter from the village and woodlands, which we feel is a staggering amount. We have also worked with other groups on environmental issues in the village, and were part of the steering group that saw Thringstone Youth Club win the Children and Young People\\\\\\\'s Green Footprints Award in 2011 for their mural project. We have taken over several flowerbeds and previously untidy and unused areas in the village for planting and offer historical and environmental walks around the village. Please see our website which is www.friends-of-thringstone.org.uk for further details on our group, plus details on our constitution, health and safety policy, equal opportunities policy, parental consent statements and volunteer expenses statement. You can also see on that site details of all our publications. What have we done? In 2009 we won the NW Leicestershire Green Footprints Awards, were awarded an outstanding achievement certificate by East Midlands In Bloom in 2009, and won a gold and silver in the village achievement awards run by the Rural Community Council. In 2010 and were finalists in the Community and Partnerships category of the NWLDC\\\\\\\'s Green Footprints Awards and again in 2013. In 2011 we won The Queen\\\\\\\'s Award for Voluntary Service, something of which we are very proud, especially since 2011 was the European Year of Volunteering,. In 2015 we won the Big Tidy Award at the Keep Britain Tidy Jubilee Awards 2015. In 2021 we won the Leicestershire Live Environmental Heroes Award and also won the Community Organisation Award 2021 with Leicestershire Community Champions. We have a facebook page, and we are also on twitter - address is @Thringstone2. In 2019, our chairman was awarded a British Empire Medal for service to Thringstone and in September 2019, her dog, who accompanied her on all her litter picks, was awarded a commendation from the PDSA.
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16 years
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Pick it up Ponty
It seems to be the case that littering is becoming more of a problem in recent years and something needs to be done to address this! Please contact If you wish to get involved :)
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51 years
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South Common Litter Picking Crew
I set up the group on realizing there were areas of Lincoln's South Common where litter had been accumulating for years. We have managed to get on top of this situation and are now kept busy due to litter being left around the ponds and viewpoints around the common throughout the year . Since I started picking it I've seen weasels fighting, dear, buzzards and kestrel, herron, partridge and pheasants which, for me, makes it one of the most enjoyable places to pick in Lincoln.
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