Litter is the blight of our environment and no matter what Councils do or how many bins are placed around towns and parks, there are still inconsiderate individuals who disrespect our environment and sadly belittle themselves to the detriment of all of us, tossing litter without consideration or respect for others or for wild life.
Every year in support of the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign, Sandhurst Town Council organises litter picks. On Saturday 12th of September, Councillors Gaby Kennedy, Ramkumar Limbu, Nick Allen, Pauline McKenzie, Mark Vandersluis, and Michael Brossard, were joined by members of the Nepalese community to conduct a litter pick in some of the main roads and the much loved Memorial Park and Blackwater river banks.
As we set out on our litter pick the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the park was set like a jewel, until we looked behind the foliage. Twenty one large sacks of litter were collected on the day, within just one and half hours. Most of the discarded items consisted of wine and hard liquor bottles, beer and soft drinks cans, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags, fast food containers and the proverbial ‘dog poo bags’, which were regularly retrieved from the bushes where they had been slung.
How sad and disappointing that these disrespectful, or is it just lazy, few, let down so many of us in our enjoyment of a most beautiful environment and so many free to use sports and play facilities, which we want our children and grandchildren to be able to learn from and enjoy.
Cllr Ms Gaby Kennedy
Chairman of the Environment Committee