Thank you again to the wonderful volunteers who helped with our community litter picking morning in April. We know many of you already help with litter picking all year round and we are very grateful to all of you. As you will see from the photo(s), there was quite a haul! Perhaps one of the most bizarre finds were two scuba diving tanks…this has since been reported as a fly-tip.
Some of the children who helped us decided to take some photos which they were going to take into the school as a reminder about the importance of looking after the environment, and to raise awareness about not littering.
We were also grateful to Ian and Firehut for generously providing some delicious pizzas on our return.
Another litter pick will be organised in autumn. If you do sadly see a fly-tip, please report it either online from Test Valley Borough Council’s website or contact Customer Services on 01264 368000 or 01794 527700.
On Saturday 1st of May, the council’s climate group and some of their younger assistants planted a mixture of 300 native wildflower perennial plug plants on the verge by the John Bevan path.
The council was successful in obtaining a cultivation licence from HCC to plant on the verge and were also grateful to receive a grant from Cllr Alan Dowden.
The plugs were carefully selected for the soil. We should start to see the results from this year. If anyone is interested in identifying the different varieties, we were thinking of producing a poster or something with further details.
For those wondering about mowing, we allowed for the obligatory mowing strip which is undertaken by the local authority as an annual requirement for road safety and visibility.