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Community litterpick at Croyland Gardens

Published Monday, 04 March 2019

Community volunteers collect more than 100kg of litter from Wellingborough brook.

Volunteers from ‘Friends of Croyland Gardens and the Lost Zoo’, ‘Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme’ and The Borough Council of Wellingborough’s partners, ‘Wellingborough Norse’ carried a litter pick of the brook on 23 February 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the Croyland Gardens, Wellingborough.

The event is a part of the ‘Croyland Gardens Improvement project’ which is run by Friends of Croyland Gardens and the Lost Zoo group and aims to make the Croyland Gardens area accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

A total of 11 volunteers aged from 11 to 60 years worked hard to clean up the area and collected more than 100 kg of litter. Wellingborough Norse provided litter picks for the event, and disposed of the hundred kg of litter that was discovered. Frying pans, inhalers, deodorants, bottles, jumpers and bowling balls were among the hundreds of items found dumped in the brook.

The volunteers were congratulated by the visitors on site as well as on Facebook.

One of the visitors, Wendy Steele posted on Facebook, “To all those volunteers clearing junk and rubbish from the stream and gardens today, a big THANK YOU. It looks lovely and makes a big difference.”
While carrying out the litter pick, volunteers spotted the rare Egret bird at the Croyland Gardens.

The Croyland Gardens Improvement project is an ongoing project delivered by Friends of Croyland Gardens and the Lost Zoo group, which is set to be completed by the end of April 2019. There will be a number of events taking place over the next few months to improvement to the site, and if anyone would like to know more or volunteer, please join the Facebook group for updates