Village Litter Picks

Until the Coronavirus pandemic disrupted all our lives the Parish Council organised two or three litter picks per year, in early Spring. The community was invited to spare some time to help collect litter and tidy up the village, including along the entrance roads, to join the Parish Council in making Lavenham a cleaner, tidier and more pleasant place to live, work and visit.

Dates were advertised in Lavenham Life and on posters put up around the village. The days chosen included a Sunday in order to enable participation of those who worked throughout the week.

On each designated day volunteers met on the Market Place at 9.45 am. ready to start at 10 am. Each session lasted for around two hours with individuals or teams sent out to various areas where a problem with littering had been identified. Collection and disposal of the plastic sacks of rubbish was achieved with the help of Babergh District Council.

All equipment was provided by the Parish Council ie. grabbers, gloves and sacks whilst volunteers were asked to wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.

The Parish Council would like to re-instate this community effort as part of our Civic Pride Initiative, but we need your help to do it!

We need a Volunteers to step forward to take on this challenge. If you wish to organise a Group and dates for Spring 2023, please get in touch. Alternatively, if you would be happy to join in a Group, you will be warmly welcomed.

We also have a few kind residents who litter pick on a regular basis whilst pursuing their own activities e.g. dog-walking. If you wish to donate your time in this way to keeping our village tidy and litter-free, the Parish Council will supply the equipment needed for your safety.

Please contact: Andrew Smith, Parish Clerk 01787 247041