St Peter's Church Project

We arranged to meet at 10am the day of our event in the car park of the church. I arrived first and unpacked my van which was full of all of the equipment that we needed for the day including spades, forks, loppers as well as gloves for everyone and a wheelbarrow.
By 10am everyone else had arrived and we were ready to start work. So the team were: Tony the franchisee, Wez the operations manager, myself(Sarah) the environment manager, John & Dave our maintenance guys from Basingstoke Leisure Park, Dylan from Basingstoke Brighton Hill, Craig from Basingstoke Town Centre, Vicki from Winchester, Karen & Ben from Swaythling, Tibbs & Atlanta from Eastleigh, Erik from Ower, Callum from Picket Post, DJ from Christchurch, Kieron from Boscombe and Kayleigh from Bournemouth.
Kayleigh also brought along some tools that were kindly donated by Wilko’s the day before. We were also joined at various points during the day by Professor Dr. Sara Crabtree-Parker & her husband Professor Jonathan Crabtree-Parker from Bournemouth university as well as the rector The Rev’d Dr. Ian Terry.
The guys from Leisure Park got stuck in straight away with their power tools, making huge inroads very quickly. The rest of us followed behind pulling up bramble roots, rhododendron roots as well as clearing rubbish that was uncovered. We also spent a lot of time pulling up ivy roots as well as teasing the ivy off of graves and tree’s.
We uncovered a bike(minus the saddle) as well as various items of clothing, bottles, cans and an old wooden box!
Tony was in charge of the wheelbarrow and was kept very busy taking loads of cuttings down to the every growing pile in the car park. By midday we had been joined by the mayor, Councillor Eddie Coope, in his day job of landscaping contractor who took away 2 truckloads of cuttings which we were very grateful for. We also had a visit from Eddie from the council environmental department who cleared away a load of used needles that we had found.
By late afternoon we started clearing up and packing away and stood back to look at what progress we had made on our first attempt. We had uncovered a lot of graves, some that you couldn’t even read the inscription’s on them before and opened up a big area which we hope will help to discourage some of the anti-social behaviour that happens in the graveyard.
We will be returning in September to have another crack at the whip.


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Past Events

  • Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Minstead Area Litter Pick
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017
    Great British Beach Clean
  • Sat 01 Jul 2017
    Anti-Litter Campaign
  • Tue 09 May 2017
    Minstead May 2017 Litter Pick
  • Wed 08 Mar 2017
    Great British Spring Clean in Southampton
  • Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Great British Spring Clean Launch
  • Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Bennett's Community Crew Do The Great British Spring Clean!
  • Wed 08 Feb 2017
    Ronald McDonald House Southampton "Spring Clean"
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017
    Minstead January Litter Pick
  • Tue 15 Nov 2016
    Swaythling Railway Station Clean Up
  • Thu 20 Oct 2016
    Minstead Autumn Litter Pick
  • Wed 07 Sep 2016
    St Peter's Church Project - REVISITED
  • Wed 27 Jul 2016
    St Peter's Church Project
  • Fri 08 Jul 2016
    Minstead July Litter Pick
  • Sat 05 Mar 2016
    Minstead Clean for the Queen
  • Fri 04 Mar 2016
    "Clean For The Queen" joint event with Bennett's Community Crew & the Dorset Devils
  • Sat 23 Jan 2016
    Lansdowne Underpass Clean up
  • Wed 13 Jan 2016
    Minstead Area Litter Pick
  • Fri 01 Jan 2016
    About Bennett's Community Crew
  • Tue 13 Oct 2015
    Bennett's Beach Blitz
  • Wed 22 Jul 2015
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  • Wed 10 Jun 2015
    Love Where You Live 2015

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