Storm Warning

So I might have been a little premature in declaring that most of the #LitterWatch2017 litter was unchanged and would continue on a monthly basis as #LitterWatch2018.  Storm Eleanor arrived last night and battered Ireland, the UK, northern France and my garden, leading to some of the rubbish getting thrown off the board unharmed (e.g. …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 52

What a year it’s been for Off the Ground! We ran our first major campaign, Love Chippenham, which saw us launch the Residential Bin Scheme, design a ChippenGo game to show a different side of Chippenham, create bespoke posters for local businesses, put chalk trails in local parks, and encourage residents to adopt their own patch to keep clean. …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 51

Just one more week to go on #LitterWatch2017 and I am fairly confident that the remaining litter will not disappear between now and then. So stay tuned until next week when I’ll have a look through the changes the rubbish has undergone over the past year (and wonder where the time has gone … I …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 50

Shorter days have meant that I haven’t been home in time to snap photos of the #LitterWatch2017 rubbish before it gets dark, so I’m running a little behind. However, the lack of change continues, and it looks like I’ll be finishing the year with (mostly) the same litter I started with.

#LitterWatch2017: Week 48

I’ve spent much of this week celebrating my birthday and anniversary up in Chester. It’s a lovely historic city: founded by the Romans, still bound by Medieval walls, and with some great examples of black-and-white architecture (for pictures of these, keep an eye on the MissElaineous blog!). The archaeologist part of me was overjoyed to …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 47

Over the past few weeks I have found myself thinking about the Pixar film WALL-E when I take the #Litterwatch2017 photos. In it, humans have taken to the stars in a giant spaceship, waiting for the day when life on Earth would again be possible. What made the planet unfit for human habitation? It wasn’t …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 46

I haven’t managed to be home during daylight hours this week, so I’m running a bit behind on LitterWatch photos. Not that there’s much to report: most of the damage continues to be cosmetic rather than structural, and if I had the inclination to continue this for another year, I have a feeling that much …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 43

Wind, rain, and general busy-ness have kept me from updating LitterWatch2017, but I can safely assure you that the litter hasn’t vanished over the past few weeks. As the rubbish hits 10 months out in the elements, it continues to hang in there … for the most part. A few pieces, like the orange balloon …

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#LitterWatch2017: Week 41

It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween on LitterWatch2017 as spiderwebs are starting to cover more of the board. The litter itself? More or less unchanged from last week. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Community Clean Up on 11th November at Donkey Field. We’ll be there from 10:00am until noon; …

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