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Take part in a Big Pick

Students from Farnham Sixth Form College litter picking.

Farnham Town Council is encouraging residents to spruce-up Farnham by organising a litter pick.

Big Pick Week will take place between 25 October and 1 November and anybody can take part.

Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Community Enhancement says: “We hold a Big Pick Week twice a year. It is an event that appeals to all sorts of people and of all age groups. We are grateful to everybody who takes part, which usually includes scouting groups, nurseries, individual members of the public, councillors, students and members of the Weyside Rotary.

Group of young children with nursery staff taking part in Big Pick Week.

Children from Tootsies nursery collecting rubbish during Big Pick Week.

“In our spring Big Pick week volunteers filled a large number of sacks with rubbish. As well as clearing shopping trolleys from the river, tyres and a fire extinguisher, we also saw the collection of 100 empty vodka bottles!”

Anybody who would like to take part should contact Farnham Town Council. Once the details of the Big Pick event have been registered, the Town Council will arrange to provide black sacks, gloves and litter pickers and to collect the filled sacks of rubbish for disposal.

Organisers of events are being asked to take photos of their Big Pick and to share them on Twitter @FarnhamOfficial, post them on the Farnham Town Council Facebook page or email them to

Sacks of rubbish collected during Big Pick week.

Rubbish collected during the spring 2014 Big Pick week.

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