Rubbish Friends is a voluntary group which was started this Spring and it hoped to attract around a dozen volunteers...they now have well over 100 which is fantastic.
They go out litter picking roughly once a month and often have around 30 volunteers attend.
Thanks to a wonderful group of supporters and sponsors they now have all the equipment that they need and do not need any funding.
The only thing that they do ask of Friends, is that they bring along a pair of gardening gloves, or similar.
They are careful to sort all the litter that they pick and roughly 70% gets recycled.
At the end of each outing they contact the Streetscene team at SDC, tell them where the sacks have been left and they collect them the next working day.
The group is keen to support the setting up of satellite groups in the villages and are delighted that both Bearley and Snitterfield have expressed an interest in joining Rubbish Friends.
Here’s where you can help! The group is coming to Bearley Village on Saturday 16 September and meeting at the Village Hall at 11am to litter pick the area for two hours.
The group will also give lots of awareness talks in the community, often to youth groups, and usually in partnership with the Hedgehog Friendly Town girls, who are also Rubbish Friends. They will explain the implications of littering, including the danger it poses to wildlife.
If you require any more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.