Restrictions easing will be good news for Bulwell litter pickers

The next stage of lockdown easing restrictions from next week will be good news for several groups of dedicated litter pickers in Bulwell.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 6:53 pm

Coun Ethan Radford who represents Bulwell on Nottingham City Council, joined two litter picks in the area recently and praised Bulwell’s many volunteers who help keep their neighbourhoods litter free.

With the restrictions on group gatherings that have been in place since the third national lockdown at the start of the year, groups of litter pickers have been unable to work together in decent numbers

But with the latest round of lockdown easing coming to force from Monday, May 17, volunteers are hopeful, they can once again team up with fellow litter pickers to help keep Bulwell tidy again.

Coun Ethan Radford (right) with litter pickers at Bulwell Bogs

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Coun Radford said: “A local resident who organises litter picks in the Bulwell area, arranged one on Bulwell Bogs last month to tidy up some of the litter that had built up there.

"I went along to help and the event was well attended, we even had a volunteer who came with a pair of waders and cleared rubbish out of the river.

"Every week there are many volunteer clean champions out keeping their neighbourhoods clean and tidy and now restrictions are lifting its great to be able to do this again in groups.

Litter fished out of the stream on Leonard Street in Bulwell

"Many people stopped and spoke to us while we were litter picking and were interested in volunteering too which is great to see.

“A local resident on Leonard Street also contacted me about the amount of litter in a stream that runs along the road.

"There was all sorts, bottles, cans, crisp packets and even some kids toys and bags full of carpet samples.

"I stuck on my waders and marigold gloves and we worked our way through the stream top to bottom.

"It’s all clear now and the stream is flowing much better now it isn’t blocked with rubbish.”