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Hamble Conservation Volunteers

Great British Spring Clean 2019

By Bob Llewellin Hamble Conservation Volunteers

Tuesday, 7 May 2019


Hamble Conservation Volunteers Contributor


Many of you will already know about the Great British Spring Clean which is organised annually by Keep Britain Tidy (KBT).  This year the clean ups fell between 22 March and 23 April and KBT called on all #LitterHeroes across the country to help improve the environment on their doorsteps with the aim of reaching a national turnout of 500,000 people.

After discussions with Hamble Parish Council we decided to redirect our routine bimonthly beach and Common clean up efforts within the Spring Clean period towards tidying up Hamble village itself.

The first clean up was on Wednesday 3rd April and we had an excellent turnout of 30 volunteers.  Teams of 3 followed preplanned routes around Hamble  and managed to account for 18 bags of general waste, 12 bags of recyclable waste and 6 bags of glass bottles.

The second clean up was on Wednesday 17th April starting at Mount Pleasant recreation ground next to Hamble Primary School.  A smaller turnout of 17 volunteers still accounted for the same number of bags in total making it 72 bags of rubbish for the 2 days.  All of this rubbish was collected within the village itself so it will have had a marked impact on the overall tidiness and appearance of the village.  A proportion of the rubbish was hazardous to local wildlife so there are other benefits from the clean up.

If everyone behaved sensibly with rubbish this type of task would be unnecessary but the reality is that we face a continuous effort to control rubbish in Hamble.


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Philip Rawlinson

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