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Litter in Clanfield

  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 16th October 2018
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

Litter in Clanfield 

 A couple of weeks ago we published a story about Clanfield cubs going out to do litter picking in the village.  The story, quite rightly, received a lot of reaction; pride in their work and sadness that there is a litter problem in the first place.

 I belong to the Clanfield and Horndean litter pickers and today, whilst out enjoying a country walk, I thought I would look out for any litter blackspots to report back to the group.  Luckily, I happened to have a spare bag with me because as I walked up Redhouse Lane towards Hambledon Lane the sides of the road were lined with empty beer cans and disposable coffee cups; I filled the bag to the top and disposed of the contents in a nearby bin. I would rather have enjoyed my walk without picking up someone else’s litter but following the good example of our local cubs – I just couldn’t ignore it. 

 There is a favourite spot for fly-tipping beside the A3 where the old London Road ends and becomes a cycle track.  In the past the litter-picking group has cleared some of the waste or reported it to East Hants who have dealt with it. At present this location seems to be a favourite spot for someone whose business uses a wood-chipper and doesn’t want to pay to dispose of the waste. If you see fly-tipping, please report it.

 We live in a beautiful village in the glorious South Downs.  Let’s all do our bit to keep it clean and tidy and hope that the next intake of cubs can go and play in the woods not clear up after us.   


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