Banbury Town's big tidy
Volunteers from St John's Day Service in Banbury took part in one of the final litter-picks of September's Big Tidy Up campaign on Monday (29 September).
Teresa Blacker, support worker at the day centre for adults with learning disabilities, had been keen to get involved in an environmental activity and carrying out a litter-pick in the town seemed like a great way of doing that. "We were really impressed with how clean the town centre was, with most of the litter being cleared away by the council street sweepers" Teresa said. "What did surprise us though was the amount of cigarette butts people had thrown on the floor, sometimes next to the bins. We must have picked up well over a thousand butts in just two hours!"
Oxfordshire Waste Partnership provided litter-picking equipment for the group, which they are keeping on long-term loan. The group picked up the tidy up bug and plan to carry out more on a regular basis.