Litter pick in Much Wenlock

Today saw a resumption of our regular litter pick sessions around Much Wenlock after a summer break. I think we had a record turn-out, which is gratifying.

The Square, Much Wenlock
Ten community volunteers assemble before the litter pick session

Volunteers equipped with bags and grab sticks headed off in different directions at 10am, returning two hours later with bags full of rubbish of all kinds. Unusually, the Shropshire Council truck was waiting for us – it usually turns up a couple of hours after we’ve finished. This denied us the usual opportunity to photograph the mound of bags but did mean we got a picture of the willing and happy driver!

Shropshire Council collects the bags full of litter
Shropshire Council collects the bags full of litter

The next litter pick will be held at 10:00am on Friday 6th October – it’s always the first Friday of the month. All are welcome – meet in The Square in Much Wenlock. Further details are available from me or from Julian Walker 01952 728082 or We’re very willing to have a blitz on other areas outside the town – if you know of any litter black spots, please let us know.