Over a dozen bags of litter, alongside tyres, a trolly and many footballs were collected from around the Moor last weekend (22nd April) as part of the Friends of the Moor Spring Litterpick.
Supported by staff from Tatton Park as part of World Earth Day activity, a team of volunteers tackled the litter hidden around the Moor. This included the boggy edge of the Moor Pool and into Dog Wood where a great deal of litter was found.
Jon Barber, Volunteer Manager at Tatton Park who joined the Friends said “It was a very satisfying morning, I couldn’t believe how many plastic bottles we found around the edge of the moor pool – bin bags full!”
Friends of the Moor hosts two litter picks each year, one in the spring and one in the autumn.
“ANSA do a great job keeping the Moor free from litter on a day-to-day basis, so our litter picks always aim to reach the areas where the litter gathers” said chair of Friends of the Moor Adam Keppel-Green.
“It was lovely to hear the thanks passed on to volunteers from those walking through the Moor and we were amazed by how much we managed to collect over the course of an hour and a half”
There remains a lot of litter gathered by the Moor Pool and in Dog Wood, which the Friends plan to address later in the year.
Friends of the Moor is a small community group which works to represent users of the Moor. They welcome new volunteers joining their committee. They have recently raised funds for some trim trail items which will be installed in the summer.