How do I develop my Action Plan (where will I pick litter)?
For the first month walk around your neighbourhood/town and see what area (or areas on rotation) you would like to commit to. This could be your local streets, park, shops, local fields, woodlands or wherever you can get to easily. We can also give you suggestions. The pandemic has changed the amount and location of litter being dropped with less on the routes to the station for example as many people are WFH, and during lockdowns, less around schools and the main shopping areas. However, areas attracting people for walks etc such as some parks and footpaths have seen increases. You can change your routes as the restrictions begin to lift and patterns of activity change.
Just let us know which area/s you intend to adopt and then go out independently each week.
As the restrictions on social distancing lift there may be opportunities to do an occasional group pick with us, or with other members of Weybridge in Bloom.
Using your litter picker pick up the obvious rubbish from the pavement and look in grassy areas and at the bottom of hedges, shrubberies.
If you see discarded traffic cones, traffic signs, and other road work items, please send us a photo and location details, and we will let the council know.
And as mentioned previously, leave any medical waste for us.