A Herculean effort was made on Friday 22 June to clear a huge mound of rubbish that had been recently let to new members.
A small group of volunteers spent 90 minutes filling a 12 yard skip with carpet, glass and other rubbish left on former members’ plots.
The rubbish had to be cleared quickly as some careless members had piled the rubbish against a neighbour’s fence.
Aside from the time committed, this has cost your society several hundred pounds. This is money we would have preferred to have spent on replacing the lawnmower or rotavator.
Carpet is no longer permitted on growing surfacs, but please consider the items you bring onto the site. The huge yellow bag in the picture is full of drinks cans, plastic bottles and glass jars, which may all be recycled with your domestic waste.
If it cannot be composted, take it away, as the rules state that members who leave the society may be charged for clearing up any rubbish they leave behind.
Anyway, if you see these wonderful people, do thank them for clearing up this mess. It was a filthy job on one of the hottest days of the year and as usual conducted by a small rump of members.
While you may not have been available today, please don’t hesitate to let your stewards know that you can help. Alternatively, ask to join the What’s App list for your site and you will be notified when we are trying to put together a work party.
There are fringe benefits, too, as those on the app will be told when a delivery, such as wood chip, arrives.