The ever-wonderful Madwblog posted this invitation to the community to join in two litter pick/tidy events in the village this coming weekend – 4th and 5th March 2017 – and I thought it was important to run the post here, too.
I wholly support Madwblog’s continued and extensive efforts to keep Clayhanger tidy, and salute this kind hearted and community focussed action. Just a couple of hours each day will make a real difference and help encourage community cohesion. What’s not to love?
As the lady says, the litter picks are fully supported by Walsall Council, and bags, gloves and other equipment will be provided – just bring yourself and some enthusiasm!
Clayhanger Great British Spring Clean – make a difference.
Blessed with an unscheduled day off, and wanting to make the most of the morning sunshine, hound and I walked a route which took in the litter ‘hot spots’ in Clayhanger ahead of the Great British Spring Clean events planned for the weekend.
At first, it doesn’t seem so bad. Chances are, you would barely notice it passing by in your car – but once you start looking, the amount of litter in Clayhanger is alarming. There is certainly plenty to keep a team of volunteers busy at the weekend!
Hedgerow on Northfields Way: image madwblog Hedgerow on Northfields Way: image madwblog Hedgerow on Clayhanger Lane: image madwblog
The hedgerows along Northfields Way, Clayhanger Lane and Bridge Street are quite packed with litter. With Spring not far away and new shoots coming up, now is the time to clear the litter out.
Everyone is welcome to join the litter picks at the weekend. The meeting and finishing point is the co-op carpark on Clayhanger Lane.
Saturday 4th March 2017 8.30 – 10.30am
Sunday 5th March 2017 2.30 – 4.30pm
Both events are fully supported by Walsall Council and bags and litter pickers are provided.
Any time given is worthwhile. Litter is such a blight on the neighbourhood. Not only does it affect wildlife, but it makes us think and feel badly of the area we live in. Litter breeds litter. If an area is already litter strewn, a careless passerby will think nothing of adding to it because it already looks bad. In fact, I took a photograph of litter which had been left by the barriers on Northfields Way only to find on my way home that someone had added to it by leaving a Costa Coffee cup on the curb!
There is plenty of litter to be found within a few metres of the co-op carpark, so if you are short of time or unable to walk far, everyone is able to help.
Spending just 10 minutes to help fill a bag with litter makes an enormous difference. Not just to your neighbourhood, but also to you. You can go home knowing that you have made a difference.