Litter Picks & Action Hours

Litter picking is a regular activity for the group. Here are some highlights from the various litter picking sessions

  • November – Borrow Wood Park
    • 4 bags of rubbish
    • 1 trolley return to its home
    • 5 tree
    • 135 daffodil bulbs
    • 23 volunteers!
         
  • October – Hobson Drive Park
    • 5 bags of rubbish
    • 1 trolley and scooter removed from stream
    • 8 volunteers
    • 1500 bulbs planted
           
  • September – Linear Park
    • Action hour complete
    • ✅8 volunteers
    • 👌Barriers painted
    • 🚧6 bags of litter picked 🚯
    • 🚮Brambles cleared alongside 🌈 🌉
    • 🍃🌈🌉 repaint planned 💭 
          
  • August 2021 – South Avenue Park
    • A very clean park, not much litter to collect!
    • 1 bag of litter
          
  • July 2021 – Borrow Wood Park
    • 9 volunteers 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
    • 8 bags of litter
            
  • June 2021 – Linear Park
    • 28 volunteers 😃😃 – 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
    • 40 bags of litter 🚮
    • 4 tyres 🚗
    • 1 big old barrel 🛢
    • + Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service came along to put out the remains of a fire 🔥🧯🚒
    • + we started to plan our next project with Love Lalaland to paint the bridge 🌉🎨
         
  • May 2021 – Dale Road Park
    • 9 volunteers 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
    • 12 bags of litter 🚮
    • 26 tyres out of the ditch 🚗🚙🛻🚐
    • 12 tree stakes removed 🌳 🌲
    • 1 bench painted 💺 before it ☔️
    • + stickers added to the new height barrier.
  • April 2021 – Hobson Drive Park
    • First Action Hour litter pick of the year
    • 5 people, 1 hour, 8 bags of rubbish!
    • Also found a large gas cylinder and a stool

  • April 2021 – West Park Nature Reserve
    • Rescued 3 shopping trolleys, a pushchair, beer keg and rubbish from the pond

  • January 2021 – Borrow Wood Park
    • After the tree planting session we collected 4 bags of rubbish!

  • November 2020 – West Park Nature Reserve
    • Two people, two hours, ten bags of rubbish!
    • West Park Meadows has had a lovely autumn clean 🧼 we even scrubbed the interpretation boards and pruned back some of the trees growing over them.
    • What did we find? 25 disposable masks 😷, umpteen beer cans🍺 (we lost count!), a bike frame 🚲, firework debris 🎇, 15 bags of poo 💩, gazillions of plastic sweet wrappers 🍬, shopping baskets 🧺, and a partridge in a pear tree 😂

  • October 2020 – Brunswood Park
    • Litter picking on Brunswood park
    • Collecting a dozen bags of rubbish, an old bed frame, shopping basket, clock and a cuddly toy

  • September 2020 – Great British September Clean
    • Litter picking on WIlliowcroft Road Park, the Village center and Sensory Garden
    • Collecting 20 bags of rubbish, three burst football, a wheel-less scooter and half a skateboard
Year Bags Collected Highlights
2021 99 so far…

4 trolleys, 1 pushchair, Baby Car Seat and a beer keg from West Park pond.
1 trolley, scooter, large Gas Cylinder at Hobson Drive
30 Car Tyres 
1 big old barrel

2020 42 Lots of face masks, beer cans, poo bags, shopping baskets, bed frame, clock, football, skateboard and a cuddly toy