Let's obliterate litter in Gedling
As part of national Community Clear up day more than twenty Friends of Gedling Country Park Trustees and volunteers took to the hills of the park to collect litter ahead of it's official opening on Saturday 28 March 2015.
Over 45 bags of litter have now been collected and removed from around the paths, ditches and lagoons in the park. Along with the usual wrappers, cans, and bottles, the more unusual finds also included a pink tutu, a dustpan and brush and a life ring.
Trustees were joined on the day by a great group of local volunteers, including our youngest volunteers Sam, Jack, Jamie and Finley.
Gedling Borough Council has finished installing waste bins throughout the park. These will take both general waste and dog waste and we would encourage all park users to use them.
The clear up begins
Trustee, Francis Rodrigues has been out and about on the park this week helping to get it ship-shape before the grand opening.
Sadly, large amounts of litter have built up around the park entrances and along the paths in the park, including along the banks of the lagoons.
However, Francis, his wife Janet and even Buddy the dog have started the not so insignificant task of litter picking and there are now eighteen less large bags of litter in the park.
Gedling Borough Council has been busy installing waste bins throughout the park this week. These will take both general waste and dog waste and we would encourage all park users to use them.
If anyone else would like to volunteer to help us please get in touch.