On Saturday, we were delighted to welcome all the people who turned up to give the Town a really good Spring clean!
Sixty people came to help litter pick across the town, over the playing fields and into the woods. About 25 bags of rubbish were collected plus a number of interesting other items! Some bulkier objects were left in situ and will be collected next week.
Many thanks to the Northleach and Fosse Lions who helped us organise this event and provided the cakes for us to enjoy. A big thank you to the Northleach Pavilion who supplied the hot and cold drinks at the end of the event.
Would you like to help us on a regular basis? We now have a number of litter pickers and hi viz jackets so would love to hear from anyone who could do an occasional clean in their area. Thank you to all those who already assist with this.
Cotswold District Council press release, dated 14 June 2017.
A group comprising almost 90 environmentally-conscious residents from Northleach has won the £500 first prize in Cotswold District Council’s recent Great Cotswolds Clean-up competition. A runners-up prize of £300 has been awarded to a North Cerney team while the third prize of £200 has been split between groups in Ampney Crucis and Meysey Hampton.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered for the Great British Spring Clean, and if you haven’t told us yet, don’t worry please just turn up on Saturday 8th April at 10am. We will be gathering on the playing field by the school car park.
Some common questions!
Q Can I bring my children / grandchildren?
A Absolutely! Children are most welcome and it’s a great way to get them involved. Please make sure they are dressed appropriately (kids gardening gloves would be useful) and they must be supervised by an adult. They will love our magnetic litter pickers and can have a drink refreshment afterwards!
Q Do I need to bring any equipment?
A We have a good selection of Hi-Viz jackets (including kids ones from the school), gloves, litter pickers and bin bags. We don’t know how many volunteers will turn up so if you have any of these items please bring them.
Q What should I wear?
A Make sure you are dressed for the weather on the day. You won’t be asked to work in places you are uncomfortable with but sturdy shoes and old clothes are recommended. The areas we hope to cover include the roads, hedges, grass verges, the playing field and woodland edges.
Q Where can I get a drink refreshment after the event?
A We are delighted so many of our businesses are supporting the event. We will hand out refreshment tokens at the start and then you will be able to get tea / coffee / squash refreshments when you have finished. Many thanks to the following for supporting us -The Black Cat, The Ox House, The Cotswold Lion Café, Fruitcakes, The Mechanical Museum and The Northleach Pavilion
Now that the clocks have gone forward, more people are turning their attention to outdoor pursuits. Cotswold District Council is preparing for an upturn in activities which generate waste. As well as promoting the composting of garden waste through the garden waste collection service, the Council is urging residents and visitors to follow some simple steps which will help to ensure that the area is free of unsightly litter. Continue reading Please Help Keep the Cotswolds Free from Litter!