Children can teach us many things and it was inspiring to see so many children involved in Brixworth’s Litter Pick which took place on 18 March 2017. The youngest child to volunteer was two years old and the oldest was 12. We should be proud that these children stepped forward to clear up the waste discarded by others.
Many adult members of the public also turned up to make our village a more pleasant place to live, including representatives from the 1st Brixworth & Scaldwell Girl Guides, Brixworth Christian Fellowship and the Olive Branch. One dog walker was apologetic that he could only offer ten minutes of his time, but we were grateful to all volunteers, and ten minutes the volunteer filled half a bag. Just ten minutes made a real difference!
The volunteers litter picked The Ashway Playing Field and the streets and footpaths around The Ashway, Spratton Road playing field, Northampton Road (including the layby to the south of the village), and the Conservation Area including the church grounds. In total, 49 full bags were collected, plus ten tyres, a pair of Hunter wellies, two very sad dolls, some wire fencing, an oxygen tank and a microwave oven!
Brixworth Parish Council would like to thank the volunteers from Brixworth Christian Fellowship and the Olive Branch for providing free refreshments, and the 1st Brixworth & Scaldwell Scouts for providing the gazebo.
Extra special thanks to all the members of public, old and young, who gave up their own time.