How LPR has developed
In addition to litter picking, we have been involved in community activities and publicity, liaising with the council and education. In the first 5 years, we have collected over 5000 bags of litter and now have over 850 members. Our oldest finds are crisp packets dating back as far as 1995 and we've hauled 54 shopping trolleys out of the River Irwell to date.
15/3/2018 - Formation of Litter Picking Ramsbottom
March 2018 - Woodhey Eco-club meeting - discussion with parents and teachers re litter picking and waste management.
April 2018 - Bury Times interview given and article published
- Podcast interview given.
May 2018 - ISM waste processing tour
June 2018 - Woodhey powerpoint presentation given by Isabel Griffiths to Years 7 & 8
- Brownies Holcombe Brook Methodist 30+ litter pick Top Park
July 2018 - Discussed keeping Ramsbottom tidy with market traders/car book organisers
August 2018 - Meeting at council with Waste Management.
January 2019 - Set up Litter Picking Ramsbottom Constitution with J & P Mace
March 2019 - Bury Times interview given and article published.
- Awarded funding from The Pitch
May 2019 - Accepted sponsorship of our hi vis from Charles Louis, printed by Orbital.
- Agreement made with waste management on provision of litter pickers and bags
- Meeting with partner groups Tottington Litter Pickers and Keep Bury Clean.
- Radio Manchester interview
- Litter Pick Board delivered to Clarkcraft
September 2019 - Litter Picking Ramsbottom stall at Black Pudding Festival and start of the Manchester Road Clean-up Campaign - Making Ramsbottom Clean, Green and Litter Free.
- Emmanuel Holcombe School - two talks to different classes on litter
October 2019 - First DofE volunteers sign up for litter picking
- Cleared out skip in the park and planted it up
2020-2022 - River cleans
March 2023 - Delivered Litter Pick Board to Nuttall Park for use