Litter Picks

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

  • September – Linear Park
    • Action hour complete
    • โœ…8 volunteers
    • ๐Ÿ‘ŒBarriers painted
    • ๐Ÿšง6 bags of litter picked ๐Ÿšฏ
    • ๐ŸšฎBrambles cleared alongside ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒ‰
    • ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ‰ repaint planned ๐Ÿ’ญ
  • August 2021 – South Avenue Park
    • A very clean park, not much litter to collect!
    • 1 bag of litter
      ย  ย ย 
  • July 2021 – Borrow Wood Park
    • 9 volunteers ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    • 8 bags of litter
      ย  ย  ย ย 
  • June 2021 – Linear Park
    • 28 volunteers ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ –ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    • 40 bags of litter ๐Ÿšฎ
    • 4 tyres ๐Ÿš—
    • 1 big old barrel ๐Ÿ›ข
    • + Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service came along to put out the remains of a fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿงฏ๐Ÿš’
    • + we started to plan our next project with Love Lalaland to paint the bridge ๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŽจ
      ย  ย 
  • May 2021 – Dale Road Park
    • 9 volunteers ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    • 12 bags of litter ๐Ÿšฎ
    • 26 tyres out of the ditch ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ›ป๐Ÿš
    • 12 tree stakes removed ๐ŸŒณ ๐ŸŒฒ
    • 1 bench painted ๐Ÿ’บ before it โ˜”๏ธ
    • + 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 ๐Ÿงผ we even scrubbed the interpretation boards and pruned back some of the trees growing over them.
    • What did we find? 25 disposable masks ๐Ÿ˜ท, umpteen beer cans๐Ÿบ (we lost count!), a bike frame ๐Ÿšฒ, firework debris ๐ŸŽ‡, 15 bags of poo ๐Ÿ’ฉ, gazillions of plastic sweet wrappers ๐Ÿฌ, shopping baskets ๐Ÿงบ, and a partridge in a pear tree ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • 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 90 so far…

4 trolleys, 1 pushchair, Baby Car Seat, and a beer keg from West Park pond.
Large Gas Cylinder at Hobson Drive
30 Car Tyresย 
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