The 5th Dronfield Hilltop Cubs recently asked us if they could help out with a spot of litter picking around the town for their ‘Community Impact Badge’.
Our own David Hallam organised a training session on the use of pickers as well as health and safety procedures and on the evening of 2nd May, some twenty-six cubs assembled in Cliffe Park. The cubs were divided into two teams to tackle two known problem areas nearby.
Half the team went with David to begin work on the footpath from Stonelow Road to Callywhite Lane and the other half went with their leader Chris on the footpath from Callywhite Lane to Mill Lane.
The teams bagged enough litter to fill eight sacks, which in the main was fast food packaging from nearby outlets as well as cans and plastic bottles. There was a surprise in store for the Mill Lane team to finish the evening off. On finding out that the cubs were litter picking, the owner of the mobile pizza van, gave them some free samples which went down very well.
With thanks to the Town Council for collecting the rubbish on this occasion and to NEDDC for supporting this initiative by supplying plastic sacks, gloves and for donating ten litter-picking tools.