Bucknell Parish Litter Pickers

Residents in Bucknell and surrounding parts of south Shropshire are taking action to improve their environment through regular community litter picking.  Pictured above (left to right) are locals Mike, Martin & Graham who are just part of a much larger group of committed volunteers.

The group are making using new equipment from local Herefordshire-based manufacturers Helping Hand Ltd. purchased using a grant from Shropshire Councils Local Joint Committe.

The group of volunteers are part of the 'Bedstone and Bucknell Good Neighbours' group, formed to keep their community free of litter and rubbish. The recieved a grant of £150 from the LJC to purchase bags, gloves, litter pickers and fluorescent jackets to help them keep safe and clean whilst doing their work. Once the litter is collected by the volunteers its then picked up by Shropshire Councils Street Cleansing Service and then disposed of professionally through our contract with Veolia.

Its fanstastic to see people who care about their environment making a real difference and lets hope it inspires other people across Shropshire to follow their lead.  If you want to get involved contact the Council directly.  We can provide expert advice, equipment and support with all aspects of collecting and disposing of litter if you want to help us keep Shropshire tidy. 

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James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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