Friday 5th January dawned as a cold and wet day. I had been detailed as the organiser for the day in the unusual absence of the excellent Julian who had other commitments.
I wrapped up warm to meet any hardy souls who might have braved the elements in order to tell them not to bother – go home and keep warm. As it was, I was astonished to find that we had a dozen volunteers, all of whom were prepared to put on a hi-vis jacket, take a litter-grab and pick up rubbish.
We trudged around the town centre and covered the verges of the A458 Bridgnorth Road within the 30mph limit, and the A4169 footway as far as Crossing Cottage. Shropshire Council sent their contractors out to pick up the many bags of rubbish and also to empty the bins at the same time. The town is looking much tidier and civic pride has been refreshed.
The reward for our efforts was the usual free cuppa from Sue and Jo, the proprietors of Tea On The Square, which keeps our spirits up.
The next litter pick is provisionally booked to take place on Friday 2nd February, starting at 10am in The Square. If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Julian at firstname.lastname@example.org 01952 728082.