Where does all the rubbish come from?
In order to help secure the preservation of this green space, The Friends Group organises regular litter collections in the Fields.
Our last litter pick was held on 3rd April 2022. Thanks to everyone who turned out to help! We collected a huge pile at the end of a couple of hours and thankfully the weather was kind to us. It is definitely a big job made easy with more hands.
Here you can see the jolly volunteers at their work, and the huge pile of rubbish collected at the end!
Our next litter pick will be in the autumn 2022.
Watch this space for the date.
We have lots of litter pickers and bin bags so just come with your friends, neighbours, children and enthusiasm.
Please spread the word. Thank you!
Watch this space for news of the next litter pick event!
A big thank you to all our enthusiastic volunteers!
Due to the enthusiasm of our new committee members, in April 2021 we had the best turn-out to date, over 40 people! We could not have hoped for better weather and there was a feeling of exuberance as lockdown restrictions had begun to ease.
Families set off in their groups armed with litter grabbers, gloves and plastic sacks. Because of the increased number of volunteers, a job that normally takes all afternoon was pretty much completed in an hour and a half! Children were able to squeeze under bushes where adults couldn't reach, and the strong players from the rugby club tackled the larger pieces of junk that find their way into the Fields.
After a year of lockdown, during which the Playing Fields have provided a lifeline for local residents' daily exercise and dog-walking, and as a children's playground and place for teenagers to let off steam, there was of course an increase in rubbish.
Again, can we appeal to everyone to be vigilant about litter and vandalism? If you witness anything untoward, please call the police to deal with it. We want the Playing Fields to remain open to all and enjoyed by everyone as a valuable green space in the city.
We are always glad to welcome volunteers from the rugby club and parents and children from Wardie Primary School.