Purton Litter Pickers Lend A Hand As Part Of The King’s Big Help Out

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April 12, 2023

On Monday 8th May, at Purton Village Hall, a group of around 50 litter pickers will meet to mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation, and to do their bit as part pf the Big Help Out.

For the unfamiliar, The Big Help Out has been organised by several voluntary organisations including the Scouts, to encourage everyone to ‘Join in, Lend a Hand. Make a change’ with the hope that it will drive up numbers of volunteers, both now and in the future.

The Purton Litter Pick on Monday 8th May will start at 10.15am and volunteers will meet outside the Village Hall for a safety briefing. Gloves, litter pickers, bags, hoops, and high vis jackets will be provided. They’ll also be a team photo of all who took part.

This Big Help Out Litter Pick has been organised by Volunteer Anne Maddison, a local resident, and Project Manager, who is keen to reduce littering in Purton in both the immediate and longer term.

Working closely with Purton Parish Council, Wiltshire Council and IDverde to ensure that all is in place, Anne said:

“The King’s Coronation provides a perfect platform to encourage Purton residents to Litter pick on the 8th of May. I’m hoping that by leading the way this will become a regular activity for many Purton residents, so that we can all keep our beautiful rural Wiltshire Village looking its very best. ”

Those wanting to get involved can go along to the Pips Community Café, Silver Threads Hall, High Street Purton, on Thursday 4th May between 3pm-4pm or Friday 5th May between 12-2pm to sign up or they can email Anne at: purtonlitterpick@gmail.com.

After the litter pick the volunteers may go along to the Pips Community Café for refreshments.

For those looking for alternative volunteering opportunities as part of The Big Help Out, more information can be found online at: thebighelpout.org.uk