High Wycombe town centre received a ‘spring clean’ this past weekend, with HWBIDCo’s ‘Town Tidy’ event welcoming over 50 litter picking volunteers - including Wanderers mascot Bodger - in honour of World Earth Day (22nd April).
Working in teams, groups were dispatched along the high street & Frogmoor, as well as down to a section of the Wye by the Wycombe Swan.
Ably supervised by local eco-heroes, Chiltern Rangers, a grand haul was removed from the river, including a supermarket trolley, four traffic cones and 12 bin bags of other miscellaneous waste – from bottles & cans, to crisp packets, sunglasses & even a shoe!
Shoppers in the high street also played their part in the war against waste through our ‘Plastic Bag Amnesty’, handing over 100’s of single use plastic bags in return for a re-useable branded High Wycombe tote. The plastic bags will be recycled and repurposed for sustainable future use.
Chief Executive of HWBidCo – the town centre team, Melanie Williams, commented, “The ‘Town Tidy’ was such a success, and it was brilliant to see so many volunteers from the local area, all actively participating for the benefit of the community. There was a real sense of achievement amongst everyone, and it showed that by working together how much of a positive impact we can have on our town centre, truly for everyone to enjoy.”
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For more information on the event, please visit the NEW www.mywycombe.com website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on Chiltern Rangers, please visit: www.chilternrangers.co.uk.