Join our war on litter

May 01 2018
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FISHPONDS Clean Streets is looking for more people to join its band of volunteer litter-pickers.

The group is part of the national Litter Action Programme and was established in 2016. It aims to meet monthly on a Saturday morning for about an hour and a half  to pick up rubbish. It usually concentrates on the Straits Parade area of Fishponds and neighbouring streets, though it has also tackled sections of the cycle track.

The group has a number of litter-picking grabbers provide by Bristol City Council on long-term loan along with hi-viz vests. Bristol Waste Company  supplies with recycling and waste sacks (as members find that we often collect more recyclables than non-recyclables) and removes the rubbish collected .

A spokesman said: "Of course people can't manage every event, but the more the merrier and as the group grows in number, we find we are more able to keep the picking regular."

 To get involved and to find out when the next litter pick is taking place, email: FishpondsCleanStreets@gmail.com or go to http://www.litteraction.org.uk/fishponds-clean-streets