Saturday (16 September 2023) was World Cleanup Day.
To mark the occasion, Friends of New Forest Plantation arranged an event for local residents.
The event was a great success. Despite a recent litter pick there was a further 19 bags of rubbish collected by local residents.
There was a wide range of volunteers out early to lend a hand including a local Middleton resident Harper-Jean.
The local youngster has recently won a title in a national pageant to be crowned Junior United Kingdom Endeavor 2023/2024. Harper-Jean’s pledge as Queen is to make a difference in her community and litter picking was top of her list and she’s made a great start.
Friends of New Forest Plantation are currently crowd funding to raise funds for litter picking equipment as well as other things like flower bulbs to improve the local area. If anyone would be interested in volunteering or donating further details can be found on their Facebook group ‘Friends of New Forest Plantation’
This post was written by Sarah Hedley-Booth
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