We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of Surrey, where there is a strong community spirit. On the first Sunday of each month members of the Bookhams Residents’ Association and volunteers meet at the Lower Shott car park, to carry out a litter pick.
Whilst every effort is made to keep the village litter free, we are proposing an additional scheme where residents can “Go Wombling” on a road near to their home, periodically clearing litter.
If you would like to get involved and adopt a road, or part of a road, please get in touch with Margaret our Litter Pick Co-ordinator either via our message line 0300 030 9890 or via our Contact page.
Equipment can be provided if needed such as Hi-Viz gilets, grabs and rubbish bag hoops. If we know where “wombling” is taking place the litter pickers can concentrate their efforts in other parts of the village.
(For those unfamiliar with Wombles they are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures created by Elisabeth Beresford and originally appeared in a series of children’s novels from 1968. They live in burrows where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in fun and exciting ways. They had their own BBC TV show and Top Twenty novelty hits)