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Litter pick in Much Wenlock

On Friday five of us set off from The Square armed with bags and pickers to find more litter around the town. Farley Road, as ever, yielded most but the usual selection of discarded bottles, cans and packets from around the town swelled the bags which Shropshire Council provides.


Unusually for our tidy-ups, it would be possible to identify the culprit of one bit of detritus that was found this week – a vehicle number plate that seems to have become detached from a 2011-registered Mercedes-Benz Vito panel van. I suspect that the owner didn’t drop it at the side of the road – it’s most likely to have come loose unintentionally.


The next litter pick will be held on Monday 5th December, starting at The Square at about 10:15am. We’re holding this, unusually, on a Monday because it’s immediately following the Christmas Fair. The organisers always arrange a tidy-up after the Fair has cleared away but we expect to be able to carry out a second “sweep” to good effect. If you’d like to join us, just turn up as arranged. Hi-viz jackets and pickers are provided but, if you have your own, bring them along and wear a pair of gardening gloves. Sue and Jo at Tea On The Square kindly provide us with a complimentary cuppa to reward our efforts when we finish.

Litter pick in Much Wenlock

Today four of us gathered to go litter picking along Bridgnorth Road and Farley Road which is usually where most of the litter is found. We also covered Barrow Street, Hunters Gate, Swan Meadow and Walton Hills where, unsurprisingly, there wasn’t much to collect. One of the enjoyable aspects of this walk around our streets is chatting to folk, who are appreciative of our efforts.


Nonetheless, as well as the usual bottles, cans and packets, we collected a couple of hub caps and a piece of red bodywork which looked as though it belonged to a tractor or similar. We left our collected rubbish in St Mary’s Lane car park where it will be picked up, as arranged, by Shropshire Council.P1040555

The lovely folk at Tea On The Square provided a complimentary cuppa to thank us for our efforts afterwards. If you’d like to join us in our next session it will be held on Friday 18th November. Just turn up in The Square at 10:00am.


You may be aware that I led a small team around Much Wenlock on 5th March to “Clean For The Queen”. We were expecting to collect quite a lot of rubbish, but were surprised at the volume that was lying in hedgerows, on grass verges and on the church green. Whilst most of the litter comprised cans, bottles and packets we also found various car parts, a dog bowl and a fresh egg! Someone has a wayward hen…

Those streets that we cleaned now look much better for the benefit of us as residents, and also to encourage and impress visitors whose presence we all welcome.

A number of folk have expressed an interest in becoming involved in regular litter picks around the town’s streets and further afield in the other communities in my electoral division. I’m very grateful to Much Wenlock resident Julian Walker, who has offered to organise litter picks around the town, and he can be contacted by email at Julian’s ‘phone number is 01952 728082. I’m going try to source bags and grabs etc. If folk in the other communities around Much Wenlock would like to get involved, I’ll do my best to help out.


David Turner

Woodhouse Farm
Much Wenlock
TF13 6NZ

01952 728802
Shropshire Council
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