This is the time of year when a band of hardy stalwarts set off in high-vis jackets clutching black bags and litter-pickers to tidy up the verges of Stinchcombe. However, it’s been too wet to do anything up to now and by the time things start to dry out, the new growth, particularly of nettles, will be well under way making the job too difficult, so this year’s litter-pick has been cancelled.
However, that doesn’t mean that the verges have to be a complete mess. there are already several people in the village who help to keep it tidy by clearing litter near their homes or while walking their dogs and it would be great if more people could help in this way. Please could you help keep Stinchcome tidy by picking up any litter you see near your home or while you’re out and about – and who knows? Maybe we won’t need to have an organised litter-pick!