A team of community minded volunteers collected over 25 sacks of rubbish from Farnham’s town centre on Saturday 12 October. The litter pickers covered hot spots such as Red Lion Lane, the station approach and Gostrey Meadow.

“It’s shocking that each of our fabulous volunteers was able to fill a sack of litter from the town centre alone. What they collected was largely everyday food packaging and cigarette butts: items that are easy to bin or take home,” says Councillor Sally Dickson, Lead Member for Community Enhancement at Farnham Town Council.

“I’d like to thank each of the volunteers for giving up their Saturday morning to tidy up our town centre but at the same time implore people to always make the effort to put their litter in a bin or take it home with them.”

As well as the town centre litter pick, several groups and businesses have organised their own litter blitz. This has included Farnham Ramblers, staff at Net Technical Solutions and Hyped Marketing and Farnham in Bloom groups. Litter picks have also taken place in Rowledge and Badshot Lea. 

Farnham Town Council welcomes volunteers to organise litter picks. The council provides the equipment and can help with disposal to enable groups to tidy an area of their choice. Contact lara.miller@farnham.gov.uk for more information. 

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