Our annual litter pick with the Civic Society


Once again the club teamed up with members of the  Civic Society for the annual clean  up of the area around the Fishing Heritage Centre. The council very kindly supplied us with litter pickers ,plastic bags and  collected the full bags.

We assembled near the waste bins of the FHC ctr park and teamed up in pairs. Some went to the end of the Alexandra Dock near  Corporation Bridge,others went  the other way to Frederick Ward Way bridge. Whilst  others tackled the shrubbery near the municipal car parks and some   the shrub beds near Sainsburys.As before ( and unfortunately) there was plenty of litter,the usual suspects being tin cans,beer bottles,spirit bottles ,water bottles,dog poo bags,paper wrappers and shopping trolleys in the dock.We had to leave these! It was obvious that the litter had been there for some considerable time and was  embedded in the soil.

We also found a body,(but he was asleep ,in the shrubbery),a tyre and ladies underwear! But a marked reduction in plastic shopping  bags.

After two hours we had collected 31bags of rubbish. I am sure  that we will find that same next year.