Litter picking campaign unites community to Keep Teesdale Tidy

May 20, 2021 | Community, Family | 0 comments

Teesdale Community groups are joining the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean Anti-Litter Bugs campaign and are holding a Big Keep Teesdale Tidy Litter Pick, to #KeepTeesdale

Barnard Castle Rotary Satellite e-Club, TCR Hub, The Witham, Roger Peat, and the volunteer group known as The Workers, are teaming up with George from the Anti-Litter Bugs and Connelly’s Toy Shop to call local people in a mission to Keep Teesdale Tidy, with a litter picking session on Tuesday 1st June from 2pm to 4pm.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 2pm prompt in the garden at the back of The Witham, where the Anti-Litter Bug team will give a brief introduction to the use of equipment, advise where to pick and coordinate activity to ensure that people are heading to different areas.

With equipment available to borrow, litter picking volunteers will be asked to sign a disclaimer and then head out to collect what they can find in Barnard Castle and a few known spots of littering in the surrounding area.

As Sarah Gent, TCR Hub Family Activity Coordinator, and member of the Rotary e-Club, comments “We are awaiting confirmation of the loan of equipment from DCC which will help bolster our litter picking power on the day. Inspired by George and the Anti-litter bugs, we are all very keen to reduce the amount of litter in Barnard Castle and beyond. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the Keep Teesdale Tidy Litter pick!

You can also litter pick at other times – thanks to George and Anti-Litter Bugs, with the support of GSK, there will be more equipment available to borrow from Pauline Connelly at Connelly’s Toy Shop very shortly. If you have spotted any areas that need particular attention anywhere in the dale, please report these to TCR Hub’s Family Activity Coordinator Sarah Gent by emailing and we will endeavour to get some litter pickers there to help sort it out.”

View the Anti-Litter Bugs guidance for successful pick.

If you would like to find out more or get involved, please contact Sarah at

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