Litter-picking and bramble clearing off old broken wire fences is next planned on Saturday 12th Feb at 10 am. We are going to concentrate mainly on the middle section where we are planning to plant fruit trees and a wildflower meadow. Maybe even a community garden with raised beds. Grab a litter picker and get involved!
Litter picking – practical support:
Holding a community litter pick is a fun and satisfying activity with an immediate positive impact on your neighbourhood. If you are organising a community litter pick on we might be able to help in several ways to help get you started.
Step 1: Borrow equipment from LUMi
We have adults and children’s litter pickers, gloves, high visibility vests and handy hoops. Whilst most of our loans are on a one off basis, if this is a regular activity do get in touch. We may be able to arrange a longer term loan.
(Please note, a range of organisations share their equipment on LUMi. Norwich City Council’s equipment is unfortunately limited to groups / activities within the City Council boundary).
Step 2: Staying safe
You never quite know what you’ll find out litter picking. Check out our simple guide on LUMi on how to keep yourself and others safe:
Step 3: Removal of litter
If you are collecting on Norwich City Council land* we can provide bags and remove litter. This does need to be arranged in advance. Please do not litter pick and pile it up for removal without discussing it with us first. Together we can agree the best location to leave everything, and schedule in the pick-up as soon as possible after your event. This way we can avoid an unsightly pile sitting around and discourage others from adding to the load!
To arrange collection we need two weeks’ notice to sort and get it scheduled in with contractors. Initially please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with details of when and where you are planning your litter pick. If you later decide to make this a regular activity, we’ll introduce you to the right people to talk directly to.
*If the litter is not from our land, you will need to arrange permissions/collections from the land owner.