Alton Society Litter Pick Autumn 2022
Pictures from the Litter Pick
Alton Society Spring Litter Pick 9th April 2022
Our litter pick on April 9th was the biggest turn out of volunteers ever! 76 adults and children took part in the Alton Society Spring Litter Pick, held in conjunction with the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign and co-organised by the Guild of Optimists. The massive turnout meant we covered the Town Centre, car parks and alleyways and many roads off including Drayman’s Way, Basingstoke Road, Butts Rd, Wilsom Rd, Ashdell Rd, Kings Pond and Mount Pleasant Rd.
As in previous years the main problem was discarded cigarette butts. Cans and bottles featured as well, but there were fewer plastic bags. The town’s car parks contained the most litter. There is an increase in drug equipment such as plastic straws and nitrous oxide canisters. We collected over 70 bags of dropped litter!!
The Alton Society would like to thank everyone, members and non-members, who turned out to help make Alton a town we can be proud of. We are grateful to our partner groups too for their assistance.
We are particularly pleased to have the support of other local groups. These include Alton Climate Action Network; Alton Lions; Alton Herald; Ashdell Residents Association and the Church Triangle Residents Association. We are particularly grateful to Giles Lock of the Ashdell RA who kindly provided an Easter Egg for all the children who took part.
Thanks go to Alton Town Council for providing us with the litter picks, rubbish bags and help with disposal of the rubbish, and to Bottega dei Sappori for providing a free hot drink voucher to all the volunteers who wanted one.
Alton’s Victorian Cricket Match
We were unable to take part in 2022 as we needed someone to organise us and nobody came forward. Perhaps next year? If you would like to take this one on then get in touch.
23rd June 2019 The Alton Society supported this event
We had an excellent day at the match this year and signed up another 11 new members (spooky….same as last year). The pictures show helpers having a lovely pint of real ale plus the chairman Nicky Branch, events co-ordinator Bob Booker and Secretary David Simpkins helping on the day. Yet again our suggestions for the Coors Brewery site was very popular.
A Grand Day Out on 24th June 2018 at the Butts
Our stall was very popular in 2018. Visitors were impressed with our plans for the Coors Brewery site and our map of the Wey River walk. Plus the pictures from our Friends of Flood Meadows and the Annual Litter Pick. We also signed up 11 new members to the Society.