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Aug 5, 2023 | Gratitude

Cleaning up The Avenue

Many of us had commented on the litter along The Avenue and the road north of the Hall, which was even worse, for some time.

We organised a litter pick, and I am really grateful to the 15 people (plus two dogs) from the village who came to help. With a fellow villager, we had got hold of the equipment we needed, either from North Yorkshire Council or from donations from villagers and the Parish Council, for which the village is grateful. We put together a risk assessment and briefed the group before we started.

We cleared up each side of The Avenue and a short distance along the path at the top of Caulkleys Bank. The rain had stopped, and it actually got quite warm, so the morning was fun and enjoyable, as well as successful.

We were horrified when we returned to the Village hall with our sacks at the amount of rubbish we had collected. We even found an empty box of twelve cans of lager. It must have been a great party in that car!

I think what saddened us most was the evidence of the contempt and lack of respect shown to the village and the countryside by passing drivers and passengers.

Afterwards, we went to the Studios for coffee and cakes (thank you, Sally, for the discount for the litter pickers) to lament those who don’t take their litter home and to discuss how to deal with the north road, which is twisty with narrow verges and a dangerous project to carry out – but very necessary.

The Avenue, Nunnington
Litter pick on The Avenue

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1 Comment

  1. Rupert Foster

    I do the same around Wombleton and Welburn, with us there is a clear pattern i.e. the same culprits jettisoning the same rubbish in the same place – it is sad to see how little they care!

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