It seems quite fitting that the 100th post in this blog is about the most recent Chippenham Community Clean Up. Although when Rubbish Walks started in November–and this blog launched in January–I never dreamed that there would be so many people in Chippenham willing to give up so much of their time and energy to improving our community!
However, it has been great to see everyone come together to pitch in and pick up: on Sunday alone, we collected 9 bags of general rubbish and 8 bags of recycling (13 glass bottles, 73 plastic bottles, and 90 cans). The amount of rubbish we find may keep growing, but so too does the number of people willing to take a stand against litter.
Chippenham has many lovely areas …
… but litter is never lurking too far away.
The Black Swamp of Monkton Park: this area is beyond our ability to clean up, but illustrates how bad some places have gotten.
Perhaps not the brand recognition that Subway wants – it’s one of the most littered brands in Chippenham.
I would like to thank everyone who has come along to a Community Clean Up or has gone on their own rubbish walk. Many people complain about the state of our communities, but few actually stand up and take action – so well done! I can’t wait to see what we’ll be able to do in Chippenham over the next 100 blog entries.