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Bentworth Litter Pick – 9th October

Bentworth Litter Pick – 9th October

Thank you to Jenny, Boyd, ‘Fred’, Lorna, Debbie, Nigel, and Maggie, for turning out on Saturday morning, and Cathy and Chris who did the lanes near them the following day, to help clear the litter around Bentworth village.

We collected 12 sacks of rubbish, mainly bottles, cans, fast food wrappers and crisp packets. There were only a couple of cigarette packets; how things have changed – they used to be one of the main finds. There were also some fly-tipped items -a concrete post, some bricks and a couple of lorry tyres. The litter pick is organised by volunteers, not the Parish Council, at least twice a year and it is noticeable that the same people are seen time after time.

The area covered is from New Copse and Ashley Farm down Sun Hill/Well Lane and Station Road to the A339. In general the litter pickers live around the Star Green area and so it would be great if we could have some volunteers from the edges of the litter pick area who could move towards the centre of the village. The litter pick usually only lasts about an hour, the more pickers the less time it will take. A special thank you to Nigel for taking the collected rubbish down to the Alton Waste Disposal when we had finished.

The date for the next main litter pick will probably be in March 2017, but we may have a quick one in November to check the ditches that we could not get into this time because of the dense undergrowth. Dates will be shown in the villager and sent out on the village email system through John Stockdale (

If you are new to  Bentworth, the village email is a great way to be informed about news, forthcoming events, requests for help etc.. within the village. You will not be bombarded with information, just kept up to date.

Jenny Lewis

[Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy]

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