Litter Picking

Veolia has kindly donated 20 litter pickers to Wilderhood Watch, along with gloves, hi-vis jackets and rubbish bags. These have been distributed to residents living on Wilderhood Watch streets so that we can help keep our natural environment free of rubbish.

As well as keeping our Buzz Stops free of rubbish, Wilderhood Watch residents have been litter picking on their own roads once every month.

On July 29th 2021 we made a special expedition to Redbourne Rd, to pick up litter on either side of the bridge over the River Ver. Hopefully the water voles will now encounter less rubbish when they’re released into the stream by the Wildlife Trust later this year.

Our first co-ordinated Wilderhood Watch street litter pick took place on Friday May 21st 2021. Pictured here are residents litter picking along Gurney Court Rd – looks like fun!

Wilderhood Watch members on Lancaster, Charmouth, Jennings, Burnham roads and The Park joined in, and litter picked along their streets as well as Sandpit Lane and Harptree Way.

And here are Jill and Amanda pitter picking on Jennings and Blenheim Rds!

We used our litter pickers for the first time on Sunday 16th May, 2021, when we picked up rubbish from our Buzz Stops on Sandpit Lane, Lancaster Rd and Sandridge Rd.

Participating streets are:

Please contact us if you would like to join in!