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Friends of Thringstone

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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. 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.

Friends of Thringstone
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Bags collected so far

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Members

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Years

21

Total number of events

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past Events

The Big Clean with local Co-op

Litter picking as part of the Co-op's Big Clean in local woodland. Interesting litter pick with people who have never picked up litter before, and in a setting with uneven surfaces which caused health...

Community Litterpick

Meet at 10am on The Green and help us keep the village looking tidy and clear. All welcome. Litter sticks etc. provided. Free chips to all children who come along, thanks to Ruby's Fish and Chip Sh...

Clean For The Queen

Start at 10am from The Green and join us in a community litter pick. Children welcome - all children will be treated to free chips thanks to Ruby's chip shop after the litter pick finishes at 12.15pm...

Community litter pick

Meet at 10am on The Green and come litter picking with us. Whilst we endeavour to litter pick regularly in the week, there are areas we don't have time to cover. This is the chance to deal with thos...

Community litter pick

Meet at 10am on The Green and help us keep the village looking nice and clear of litter and debris. All welcome. Sticks, gloves and bags provided. 14 of us went round litter picking today and did ve...

Community Litter Pick

Meet at 10am on The Green, Thringstone and help us keep the village clear of litter and rubbish. All welcome. Equipment provided. Thanks to 1188 Air Cadet Squadron for sending out 9 cadets and 2 sta...

Clean up morning

Meet at 10am at The Green, Thringstone and help us clear the village and surrounding woodland of litter and rubbish. Bags, sticks etc. provided. All welcome. Thanks a lot to Whitwick Scouts and vari...

Community Litter Pick

Meet at The Green at 10am and come litter picking around the village and surrounding woodlands. All equipment provided. Will finish by 12.30pm We got 7 adults and one young lady who loved litter pi...

572 bags for June, July and August 2013 totals

Daily litter picking In June, July and August just 3 people from Friends of Thringstone have collected and removed a staggering 572 bags of litter from the village, recycling as much as possible at...

Community Litterpick

Meet at The Green, Thringstone at 10am on Saturday 29th June and help us remove unwanted litter and rubish from our village. All welcome. Litter sticks, bags etc. provided. 12 bags picked up by 7 pe...

Village Litter Pick for Climate Change Week

Meet on the car park on The Green, Thringstone at 10am and take a walk around the village and pick up litter as you go. This event is part of Climate Change Week

Village litter pick with Geocache network

Meet at 10am on The Bull's Head car park, Thringstone (just off the A512) and help members of Friends of Thringstone and the geocache network clear up the area of unsightly litter and mess. All welcom...

Don't Muck Around Campaign

Meet at 10am on The Green and help NWLDC achieve a good response from local groups around the district clearing up litter to show the district in a better light. Three of us did a litter pick for 2 h...

Envirmental clear up on CSV Action Earth day

Meet at Thringstone Green on 27th October 2012 at 10am and help keep the village clear of litter. We collected 11 bags of rubbish, and attracted a new family (and their dog) to our litter picks. The...

Environmental Clean Up Morning

Sunday 10th June 2012 at 10am from The Green.

Spring Clean For The Queen

Help clean up the village in preparation for the Jubilee celebrations. Meet at 1pm on The Green, Thringstone. All welcome.

Big Litter Pick

Meet at 10am on The Green, Thringstone, and come with us to tidy up the village of litter and discarded rubbish. All welcome. Litter pick sticks, hi viz vests and bag provided. We might even run to...

Village Litter Pick for Climate Change Week

Meet at 10am on The Green, Thringstone, and take a walk around the village and pick up litter whilst you go. This event is linked to Climate Change Week.

Environmental Clean Up Day

Meet at The Green, Thringstone at 10am and help us clear up the village and surrounding woodland.

Environmental clean up day

As part of CSV Make A Difference Day - meet at The Green, Thringstone at 10am and help us clear up the village and surrounding woodland. Anybody who comes along will get free chips at 1pm, if you wan...

Environmental Clean Up day

Meet at The Green, Thringstone at 10am and help us clear up the village and surrounding woodland.

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