The residents of Blaxhall held four successful litter-picking sessions in 2016, two in April and two in October. In total over 20 bags of rubbish were collected including a basketball, three bicycle frames, a car battery and a car tyre!
Coco helps with her second litter pick. She’s not put off by a light drizzle.
Not only have these sessions helped to keep our village clean and tidy, they have also earned some money for the Trust, with the Norse Group paying us £20 for the work we did in April. In addition the Trust was entered into a prize draw run by the ‘Love East Suffolk’ litter-pick scheme and won a further £200 – so to date in 2016 our efforts have brought the Trust £220.
The litter picks seem to be well received by everyone involved, and by the villagers in general, so we are planning four further sessions for 2017. The dates are:-
1. Saturday 1st April 2017– On the Big Common
2. Saturday 8th April 2017 – In and around Mill Common
3. Saturday 7th October 2017 – Between the Village Hall and Church
4. Saturday 14th October 2017 – Between the Village Hall and Scramble Pit