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Posted on Saturday 1st September 2007

Litter pick

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This morning I joined with a few neighbours to do a local litter pick. We managed to tidy up Glencoe Road, Stafford Road, Stafford Street (where there was unfortunately some fly tipping that I am reporting to the Council to sort out) and Fitzwalter Road. This happens at 10am on the first Saturday of every month, and we then join the coffee morning at Victoria Methodist. It would be great to see more people next month! The major culprits it has to be said, are the cigarette smokers! Why can’t they take their rubbish home?

Another major problem is dog mess. I have recently followed 2 unaccompanied dogs home and talked to the owners about the mess they make. If I see the same dogs out unaccompanied again I will be informing the authorities.

If you know of areas where there has been fly tipping please report it.

If the land belongs to the Council or if you do not know who owns the land, phone Environmental Services on telephone number (0114) 203 7410 or (0114) 203 7411. If the land is privately owned Environmental Services will contact the owner and take legal steps to get the rubbish removed, this can take longer to arrange than removal from Council owned land.

Some of the litter pickers are interested in the idea of forming a local group to improve our environment. If you are interested in this idea, please get in touch with me.

5 Responses to Litter pick

  1. Litter King says:

    environmental project post…if you have a minute can you give me some feedback on my national anti litter project which is located herewww.litterisbad.com

  2. Joey's Dream Garden says:

    Well done Graham on talking to the dog owners! Were they angry with you or just surprised? And why on earth do they let their dogs wander about unattended? I can’t get my breath!

  3. Joey's Dream Garden says:

    Well done Graham on talking to the dog owners! Were they angry with you or just surprised? And why on earth do they let their dogs wander about unattended? I can’t get my breath!

  4. Graham Wroe says:

    One was an elderly man on City Road who says he can’t stop his dog running out by itself. Its a very old little scruffy white dog. I have seen it again unaccompanied several times so informed the authorities, who have paid him a visit and warned him.He was very surprised to be challenged- I hope he has learnt his lesson. The other was a very abusive youngster-but haven’t seen her dog again so perhaps she did take some notice of me.

  5. Joey's Dream Garden says:

    Well, cheers to you Graham, dog mess in public places is one of my pet (haha!) hates… it’s very saddening isn’t it, when you think of little children playing in a park you want it to be clean and safe… so it’s great to hear that you’re doing something really positive!best wishesJoey

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