Saturday 5th March saw us embark on a well-heralded litter-picking exercise in Much Wenlock. A team started from The Square and, meanwhile, a troop of Girl Guides cleaned the town Art Trail. We found bottles, cans and wrappers in the hedges and on the verges as we walked around Wenlock. We even discovered an intact hen’s egg on the verge of Racecourse Lane..!
An astonishing quantity of rubbish was found on the verge outside Shadwell Quarry on the A4169 and the clean-up exercise in this location had to be terminated when the collection bags became too heavy to carry safely. I have reported this to Shropshire Council’s Street Scene team for further attention.
Thanks to the volunteers and to Much Wenlock Town Council who endorsed the exercise and provided insurance cover – “only for those under 80 years of age”! It was gratifying to be stopped in the street by local residents who appreciated the pride of place shown by volunteers. I still have a few official bags, together with my hi-viz vests and litter grabbers, if anyone wants to make another litter-picking foray locally at any time. Just let me know. www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk