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10:00am, Sunday March 24th, 2024

Vine Road Recreation Ground, SW13 0NE

Barnes Common Big Annual Litter Pick

Barnes Common Big Annual Litter Pick

10:00am, Sunday March 24th, 2024

Vine Road Recreation Ground, SW13 0NE

Help us clean up the Common! We will provide litter picks, bags and gloves (or bring your own gloves if you prefer).

Join us for our Big Annual Litter Pick and take part in the Great British Spring Clean!

Come and collect your litter picker and gloves (or bring your own) from our bases at Rocks Lane car park (SW13 0DG) and at the Pavilion at Vine Road Park (SW13 0NE).

Dress appropriately for the weather, it will go ahead, rain or shine!

Refreshments are available at Vine Road Park.

Please register for this event so we know how many people to expect.

BARNES COMMON GROUP LITTERPICK INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please sign on before starting.
  • Work in pairs.
  • Only litter-pick roadside verges if wearing hi-vis vests and it is safe to do so. Work in teams with one person looking out for traffic.
  • Please use one bag for general litter and another one for recyclables. Bring your recyclables back to the base.
  • Full litter bags can be tied up and left by the roadside, we will collect them later. Please leave them somewhere we can stop to pick them up easily.
  • Do not pick up any sharps (broken glass, needles etc), hazardous waste or heavy objects, but let us know where you found them.
  • Please do not approach tents you see in the woods as these could be active rough sleeper camps. Please let us know about any tents you find. We work with the council and Spear to try and resolve these cases sympathetically.
  • Let us know if you see any graffiti or vandalism. We will call in the graffiti team who have got the best equipment to clear this.
  • Once you are finished, please bring your equipment and any recyclables you collected back to base.
  • Do not pick up any sharps (broken glass, needles etc), hazardous waste or heavy objects, but let us know where you found them.

Any issues or questions, please call your base coordinator:

  • Mike Hildesley, coordinator at Rocks Lane: 07720 385 753
  • Myszka Guzkowska, coordinator at Vine Road: 07527 401 853

Not a member of Barnes Common yet? Why not join us and support all of our activities? Find more information and join at http://barnescommon.org.uk/membership