Otterford Parish Litter Pick 11

Snow was forecast, and snow we got. Not the heavy downfall which came later, but regular flurries blown around by the bitingly cold wind. Amazingly 24 volunteers turned out to pick in this, together with two in the base team.

We picked in eight of the nine areas of the parish (again: if only we had a few more volunteers). In total we collected 63 sacks; plus a large (and we mean large) number of car body parts, three hubcaps (which will come in useful - see later paragraph), two pornographic DVD cases (no DVDs!), and some household refuse including packaging addressed to a man living locally in Taunton (referred to the Borough Council - hopefully for prosecution). We also - again found lots of two litre and four litre milk cartons. No-one drives up into the Blackdown Hills to drink milk - we are sure they fell off recycling lorries and have written to Somerset Waste Partnership to ask them to take better care.

idVerde (TDBC contractor) had arranged for the roads in the parish to be cleared by a large (mechanical) roadsweeper, but gritting prior to the advancing snow put an early stop to that.

Too cold for detailed sorting but (unsurprisingly) McDonalds topped the list of discarded food wrappings yet again (as they always do), and (yet again - as they always do) the Coca Cola Group topped the drinks cans and plastic bottles list.

After two hours picking, back to the parish hall to warm up and partake of bacon/veggie rolls and hot drinks. And just enough time to award one of our volunteers a Blue Hub Cap and some chocolates (for completing 10 Picks)


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Past Events

  • Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 15
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 14
  • Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 13
  • Sat 14 Jul 2018
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 12
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 11
  • Sat 18 Nov 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 10
  • Sat 08 Jul 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 9
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 8
  • Sat 26 Nov 2016
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 7
  • Sat 12 Mar 2016
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 6
  • Sat 31 Oct 2015
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 5
  • Sat 21 Mar 2015
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 4
  • Sat 01 Nov 2014
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 3
  • Sat 26 Apr 2014
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 2
  • Sat 02 Nov 2013
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 1

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