Thornaby Community Litter Project is a group of volunteers who meet on a Sunday morning to tackle the litter problem in Thornaby.  Weekly locations are posted on their Facebook page and anyone is welcome to join in (no experience necessary!). The group have nature at the heart of their activity, and also do bulb and tree planting to help with the much needed nature recovery.

They are a family-friendly volunteer group who are passionate about protecting natural places. They are literally making Thornaby a better place to live through their efforts. The volunteer group meet on Sundays @ 9am, they provide litter-pickers, bag hoops (but if you have your own bring those). All litter is collected by Stockton Borough Council after each pick. Lots of the volunteers also litter pick on their own outside of the group meet ups, which is dedication to the cause.  Children love getting involved too and it’s a great way for them to learn about the impact of littering and how they can do something to help in their local community.

Those aged between 14-24 can volunteer with the group as part of the DofE programme. They can actively get involved with setting up, meeting and greeting, litter picking, bulb planting, tree planting, serving cold drinks / treats, tidying away and, of course, you’ll get little perks along the way too! It’s not their rubbish, but these volunteers are making a huge impact picking up litter and protecting our planet.

Such a great example of local Climate Action. We applaud Winnie, Matthew and all the volunteers in the group.


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