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Alveston Litter Busters

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We are a group of local residents concerned about litter spoiling our environment. Our aim is to keep Alveston looking clean, tidy and litter free resulting in a more pleasant environment for everyone and its wildlife to live in. We aim to achieve this through Litter Picks and contact with local schools and youth groups. We very much welcome new members. Please email alvestonlitterbusters@gmail.com

Alveston Litter Busters
596

Bags collected so far

2

Members

13

Years

45

Total number of events

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past Events

Severn Way Footpath Spring Clean

Event cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Winter Tidy up

Our next event will be a village tidy up on Saturday 18th January, meeting at The Parade at 10 am. Afterwards, we have been kindly invited back to The Ship for complimentary hot drinks. Wow what a br...

Autumn Litter pick

Meet at 9.30am at The Parade. All equipment provided. We'll be finishing up at the Cancer Research Fair at St Helen's School for drinks afterwards. £3 entrance to include drink and cake. Hope ...

Summer Litter pick

Severn Way clean up

The Severn Way/estuary is the nearest we have to a beach. We aim to tidy up the Severn Way footpath around the Old Passage, Aust and down to New Passage. Please meet at the Severn Services carpark, ...

Big Spring Clean

Meet at Alveston Parade for 9.30am. Everyone welcome to coffee afterwards at The Community Cuppa in the Mehtodist Hall. Equipment provided. Another well attended and successful event, thanks everyone...

New Year Litter Pick

Get out and get active for The New Year with a litter pick. Meet at 10am at The Alveston Parade. Coffee and catch-up afterwards Thanks to everyone who came along - what a great crowd we had ! It m...

10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Celebration lunch at The Swan, Tytherington 25 of us met for a lovely lunch together at The Swan, Tytherington. Great to socialise, and feel all that energy and enthusiasm still going strong for what ...

Autumn litter pick

Meet at Alveston Parade between 9.30 and 9.45 am. To collect equipment and agree routes. We'll meet back again for the Community Cuppa held at the Methodist Hall . Hope to see you soon. Another good ...

Summer litter pick

Meet at The Parade Alveston for 9.30am. Back for refreshments afterwards at The Community Cuppa (Methodist Hall). Thanks so much to everyone who came along today. It was pretty hot so glad that we st...

Severn Way TLC

Severn View and Severn Way Footpath Litter Pick Saturday 26th May Meet at Servern View Services by the Old Severn Bridge (in front of the Services café, to the left by dog walking area) between...

Beach Clear up

A Beach Clear up has been suggested - and will be something a bit different. Suggestions welcome, date to be confirmed. Watch this space.

Alveston Big Spring Clean

This event has been rescheduled from 3rd March due to the bad weather. Meet at The Parade, Alveston at 10am. meet back for coffee etc afterwards. Equipment provided. Please make contact if you hav...

Autumn Litter Pick

A bit of a damp start but we had 15 of us collect 10 bin bags of litter so did pretty well. One of our members Pam Forrest hosted us for after pick coffee and cake - very nice too, including the chat...

Alveston Big Spring Clean

This years Big Spring Clean is on Saturday 11th March. Meet at the Alveston Parade - at 10.00 am. Afterwards we've been kindly welcomed back to the Alveston House Hotel for coffee and biscuits. Our t...

Autumn Litter Pick

We had to postpone this event from October due to very wet weather - in fact the first time a litter pick has been rained off ! Today we had to battle with the Autumn leaves but our volunteers collec...

Spring Clean for the Queen

Meet at 10 am. in The Cross Hands Pub carpark. After the litter pick we'll meet back in the re-vamped pub for a drink, approx. 11.30am. Another successful litter pick. With 16 volunteers involved we...

Autumn Litter Pick

Meet at Alveston Parade, by the shops. 10am. Everyone welcome, equipment will be provided. Please suggest areas that you would like to focus on. We will meet up afterwards for a drink. Venue to b...

Summer Litter pick

Just 8 of us this time but we collected up 7 bags of litter then enjoyed drinks etc. in the sun, in the garden. Post script - One of our regular helpers Angela got back in touch after losing co...

Big Spring Clean

This year's big Spring Clean will be on Saturday 21st March. Meet at The Parade, Alveston at 10 am. Litter picking equipment equipment provided. We will meet up afterwards for coffee, kindly provid...

Autumn litter pick

A good turn out, managing to collect 9 bags of rubbish. Many of us met afterwards at Pam Forrest's Cancer Research UK coffee morning. Good for us and for a good cause. Thanks to all who supported ...

Summer Litter Pick

Summer litter pick. This will be on Saturday 2nd August, meeting at The Parade at 10 am. South Glos has cut the verges recently so litter is exposed and begging to be collected ! Peter Waller has ki...

Big Spring Clean 2014

Meet at The Parade at 10am, lasting for about 1.5 hrs. Alveston House Hotel have kindly invited us for coffee and biscuits afterwards.

Autumn Litter pick

The weather was definitely Autumnal - sunshine, breezy and the odd shower - but this didn't put off our happy band of volunteers. 15 of us collected up 10 bags of rubbish from around Alveston and Ru...

Summer Litter pick

Meet at 10am on The Parade. Everyone invited to BBQ Brunch afterwards to mark our 5 years in existance Not quite so many of us this time but may be because of the lovely weather we've been having. E...

Big Spring Clean

Meet at 10am in The Cross Hands Pub car park. Meet back for a drink and chat afterwards - 11.30am/12 noon. 'Well Done and Thank you'. This is what a cyclist shouted to me as he cycled past whilst I ...

Autumn Litter Pick

Meet in The Cross Hands Pub Car park at 10am. I hope to see lots of you there, please bring along anyone you can muster. Equipment provided. We should be out for approx 1.5 to 2hrs then back to The...

Jubilee Litter Bust

Lets get things tidy for the Jubilee Celebrations. Please meet at the Cross Hands Car park, 10.30am. Equipment provided. Thanks to everyone who came along. I'm glad to report that there wasn't so m...

Big Spring Clean

Our annual event to clean up the local area ready for the Spring. Please join us if you can, all welcome, equipment provided. Meet at 10am in The Cross Hands car park. Thanks to all who came along ...

Autumn Clear Up

Autumn Clear up will be on Sat 8th October. Meet at the Parade at 10.00am. Equipment will be provided but wear strong shoes or boots. Refreshments will be arranged for afterwards. Venue to be conf...

Alveston Show

Volunteers needed to litter pick the Jubilee/Lime Kiln Fields and collect the litter bags after the Show. Meet at 5pm outside the Youth Centre. Last year there was only a small amount of litter so ...

'Village of the Year' Tidy up

Meet at The Cross Hands Pub at 10am. Equipment provided. Lots of new equipment for youngsters to test out so please encourage all ages to join in. Hopefully the sun will be shining so we can enjoy ...

Big Spring Clean (Well almost)

Meet at 10 am Sat 12th March at Alveston Parade. Meet back for coffee afterwards at The Alveston House Hotel, around 11.30 am to 12.00 What a tremendous effort ! We had such a big team that we man...

Autumn Litter Pick

Meet at The Cross Hands Pub car park, 10am. We will go off from here, returning for refreshments after. We had a good morning in that a total of 18 volunteers turned out and gathered up 12 bin bags o...

An evening with the Cubs

One evening in September we shall be joining the local Cub Scouts for a chat about the anti-social behaviour of littering followed by a litter pick around the village. As part of their 'Community Chal...

Alveston Parish Community Show

Alveston Litter Busters will be having a presence at the local village show with a display of what we are about and to welcome anyone interested in joining in our activities. We shall also be helping...

'Village of the Year' Tidy up

Spread the word to help tidy up Alveston and surroundings in readiness for the 'Village of the Year' 2010 judging, mid June. To join in the communal Litter pick please meet at 10am at The Parade. Co...

Alveston Spring Clean 2010

Yes it's that time of year when we clear up our gardens to make way for the new growth of Spring. The hedgerows are being cut back, but 'Oh Dear' - what a mass of unsightly litter! South Gloucesters...

Brownies Litter pick

The Brownies are having their own litter pick. Litter Busters are really happy to help out, starting with a short talk before hitting the litter. The recent Alveston Brownie litter pick has been de...

Autumn Litter Pick

Leaves are falling and litter's gathering. Meet at The Parade at 2pm. Come armed with suggestions for picking, where are the litter hotspots. Equipment provided. Warm up with tea and biscuits after...

Cub scout Evening

Talking about litter with the Cub Scouts and joining them on an activity. The event has been postponed until lighter evenings in the Spring.

Calor Village of the Year Competition

The newly formed Alveston Community Forum has entered Alveston for the Calor Village of the Year Competition. A major part of this is tidyness so Litter Buster volunteers are needed. If you can spar...

Alveston Fun Run

The Alveston Scout Fun Run continues to be a great village event. Litter picking whilst running was a bit of a challenge but great publicity. It was good to see that very little litter was evident ...

Alveston Big Spring Clean-up

We had a very successful litterpick with eleven volunteers collecting nineteen bin bags of litter, four wheel hub caps, a car bumper and 'distressed' traffic cone.  Again the weather was good ...

Big Litter Pick

 Big Litter Pick around Alveston locality.  Meet at 10 am.  Litter Pick will be followed by an optional 'Bring and Share' lunch and meeting update.

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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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Test Valley Clean Up
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Park Gate Pickers
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Rainham Litter Patrollers
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Mill Lane wombles
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The Shedfield Society
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