Volunteer litter pickers needed

February and March is a good time of year to pick up litter from the roadside verges and hedges of the parish before the vegetation starts to grow and the Parish Council is therefore inviting volunteers to help with litter picking over the next few weeks. We have negotiated the donation of five sets of litter picking equipment from Ubico, the company that runs recycling in Gloucestershire. Due to the Covid regulations we cannot organise communal litter picking sessions, so volunteers will need to litter pick alone or with their household members. Litter picking will be limited to the lanes in the parish, NOT the main roads. We have divided the parish into the following nine sections:

  1. Hunter’s Hall to Windy Corner
  2. A4135 Junction to Windy Corner past Barnhill Farm
  3. Windy Corner to Scrubbetts Farm
  4. Vipers Lane: past Newington Bagpath Church through farm to Newington Barn
  5. Windmill Lane: post box to T-junction at end of lane
  6. Hunter’s Hall to village hall
  7. Village hall to trig point via Lower Hazlecote
  8. Trig point to Tipputs Inn 
  9. Trig point to A46 via Upper Hazlecote

If you wish to volunteer, please note the following:

– You should take all reasonable safety precautions and always be aware of road traffic
– Ideally wear some high visibility clothing so that you are easily visible to road users
– Dress in weather-appropriate clothing (hats, gloves, warm coat, etc)
– Do not pick up anything dangerous or hazardous (broken glass, needles, dog mess, etc)
Contact Sebastian Cooper via email or telephone 01453 860811 to let him know which of the above sections you wish to cover and arrange collection of your litter picking equipment.

The Parish Council