The CRA held their second Litter Pick day in collaboration with Chorleywood Parish Council on Saturday 25th September.  The rain held off and wonderfully, over 30 volunteers from 4 to 84 turned up to help collect unwanted detritus from our beautiful common.

Sadly there was more litter collected this time than in the Spring. It is unfathomable to most of us, how some people behave and treat this incredible space. Apart from numerous beer and vodka bottles, there were soiled nappies and the usual quantities of filled dog waste bags. We are all perplexed as to how dog owners think it’s appropriate to leave dog waste bags on the Common paths, in the undergrowth and hanging on trees.  We wondered if people mistakenly think they instantly biodegrade? They don’t! So please, please will all dog owners kindly dispose of their dog waste bags in the bins provided or take them home.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and to our Common Rangers Mark and Brendan for sparing their time on Saturday and also to CPC and TRDC for providing all the kit, namely the litter pick sticks and sacks.

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