Keeping Nettleham Tidy in 2016

by | Dec 1, 2016 | Keep Nettleham Tidy | 0 comments

The last litter collection, which took place on Saturday 13 August, saw a small (but enthusiastic) gathering of fellow haters of litter in Nettleham.

Mark and Erin Evans

Belinda and Emily Wheelhouse

Georgia Willerton

I was expecting a lower turnout as we were in the middle of the holiday season, but wanted to keep the momentum going. Anyway we only needed to collect about ten bags to take the total number of bin bags collected on our litter collections over the 100 bag mark!


We managed to collect 18 bags! I think every single man, woman and child who has been involved in the litter collections since our first in March, when we ‘Cleaned for the Queen’, should be well and truly proud of themselves.

So we’re now well over 100 bags-­full of rubbish collected from in and around Nettleham, but, in addition to these bags, the volunteers have also found a number of other unexpected objects including:

  • Two tyres
  • A fridge door
  • A child’s plastic bike
  • A sheet of tarpaulin
  • Thor’s hammer
  • Metal drums
  • An old microwave oven

Sadly, whilst there are individuals out there who think it is OK to dump their rubbish in our cities, towns, villages and countryside, we shall continue to need volunteers to clear up after them.

Georgia Willerton collecting on Sudbrooke Lane

Personally I find it hugely satisfying picking up the rubbish and making our village even more beautiful, but wouldn’t it be much better if we didn’t need to do it?

The next collection is organised for Saturday 10 December, meeting at the Village Hall anytime from 9.00am to 12.30pm. As always bags, gloves, hi-vis jackets and litter-­pickers are all provided and volunteers are invited to for a free cup of tea, coffee or squash afterwards at the Village Hall.

Once again, thank you for your continued help in keeping Nettleham tidy and I hope to see some of our regular faces plus, a few new ones, in December. Wrap up warm!

Allison Faulkner