Category Archives: Litter Picking

Litter Picking Group

As usual, various public areas, roads and streets in the Hucknall, Papplewick and Annesley areas have been litter picked by the group in April. This has resulted in 20 bags of rubbish being correctly disposed of instead of being left to cause injury to wildlife and be an environmental eyesore.

Jim Spray is the winner of this month’s quirkiest find – a pair of ladies black lace knickers and a workman’s tool(?). Don’t ask!

Should anyone else wish to join the group or require further information please email me on litter@hucknallu3a.org

Val Gant

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Litter Picking Group

March has been quite a busy month for the litter picking group members.

On the 23rd, seven members of the group met up on Hucknall bypass with the education officer and photographer from Veolia Waste Management to participate in promotional material for Veolia’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Scheme from which we were granted our initial funding. Photographs and videos were taken whilst the group litter picked and one member, Terry Hill, even gave a brief interview. The attached photograph shows the group with their final 9 bags of litter.

On 26th March, five members participated in the BBC Radio Nottingham’s One Big Clean Up whereby as many people as possible litter picked their local area. Once again Hucknall bypass was targeted by our group and yet again another 9 bags of litter were collected. Hucknall bypass is clearly a magnet for litter louts! A reporter from BBC Radio Nottingham briefly attended and clearly put Hucknall & District u3a ‘on the map’.

The number of bags of rubbish collected by the group in March totals 47 which is commendable considering quite a few members of the group were either away on holiday or isolating due to Covid.

Should anyone else wish to join our group please contact me on litter@hucknallu3a.org You will be made very welcome!

Val Gant

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Litter Picking

Due mainly to the inclement weather not quite so much litter picking has taken place during February with just 10 bags of rubbish collected so far. However, I’m quite sure that with storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin having taken their toll there will be lots more litter scattered far and wide for us to recover.

Finally, a big thank you to our Chairman David Rose for securing more funding for our group. This will enable us to buy more equipment so if anyone else would like to join the litter picking group please contact me, Val Gant at litter@hucknallu3a.org

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Litter Picking Group

Does anyone know of anybody who has lost a crutch? This was one of the weird finds recently on a litter pick around the Butlers Hill tram stop area. Maybe someone got off the tram and was miraculously cured so didn’t need their crutch anymore and decided to dump it in the bushes!

The final total number of bags of rubbish collected by the litter picking group for 2021 was 159 and already 57 bags of rubbish have been collected this year which is a commendable effort by the group and an absolute disgrace that litter louts deem it acceptable to drop litter.

Finally, a big thank you and farewell to litter pickers Carol and Dave Insley who are moving to pastures new.

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Litter Picking group

Although the group members have been understandably busy with their own Christmas and New Year festivities, at the time of writing 29 bags of litter have been collected during December making a total of over 150 bags since the group was first formed at the end of August. That is a lot of litter removed from our environment and sadly there will no doubt be a lot more to come.

On December 30th a group pick was organised by Maureen Newton around the Butlers Hill tram stop. The photograph shows Maureen, Christine Eagle and Jean Dow committing 8 full bags of litter fittingly to the dustbin of History!

One more u3a member has joined the group which now stands at 21 members but there is always room for more. If you are interested in joining the group please contact me via the email address litter@hucknallu3a.org.uk

Finally I would like to say a big thank you to all members of the group for their continued help and support and wish them all a happy, healthy and productive 2022.

Val Gant

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