The weekend’s DIY litter pick ran like magic. The bags gradually piled up at the collection point and were removed by ANSA, along with other miscellaneous objects such as the remains of a plastic swing discovered in the sandpit.
On Saturday afternoon, two of us went out and each collected a bag of the usual discarded drinks bottles and cans, and food packets. We also found a truck tyre near Northwich Road. It was too heavy to move, so we left it there. We’ll ask ANSA to collect it.
Other volunteers reported what they found…
Christine and Dave discovered a shopping basket and warned of lots of horrible soggy dog mess at the edges of the sandpit.
Clive and Sarah came across the residue of some sort of gathering in the middle of the grassland. They spent half an hour clearing up the mess which comprised:
- Broken green glass from a sparkling wine bottle (lots of fragments to be picked up)
- Four wire cork restraints from sparkling wine bottles
- Clear plastic beaker fragments everywhere
- Beer bottle tops, too many to remember
- Half smoked cigarettes, approximately 40
David and his grandchildren picked up lots of beer bottle tops and nitrous oxide capsules in the sandpit area.
It is apparent that upwards of a dozen people took part and we thank them all. Thanks also to ANSA for collecting the bags.
On the whole, The Heath was not as bad as has been reported from other places around the town. It is just a shame that a few irresponsible people are spoiling it for the majority of users.