Harwood Litter Pickers

We are a group of like minded locals who want to have a positive impact on our community in keeping it as litter free as possible. We have created a WhatsApp group to communicate intentions to pick, identify areas of concern, set dates and post results. We are flexible in how we work. Sometimes individually or in any size teams.

We clear litter from the streets of Harwood and Bradshaw on a weekly basis, maintain two community bins and support locals in clearing fly tipped waste. We have supported Eagley Junior school in setting up an after school litter picking group through a presentation and supervised their initial litter picks. They are now functioning in their own right with our help if requested.

The Oaks and Sharples Primary have also requested our input in setting up groups. So far they have been given my PowerPoint, ( Covid halted this)

Contact Details

Jane Holt

janeholt53@mail.com

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Monday 18 January 2021 | 0 Comments
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The donation, so far has furnished us with 10 hoops and some graffiti remover. We have spent a total of £99.87

The local community really appreciate what we do to keep Harwood and Bradshaw looking tidy and litter free. The money has helped us to replace broken equipment but more importantly, provide new equipment for our new recruits. Picking with a hoop is so much more efficient increasing amount picked in time available. To my mind they are an essential. We have been able t More.....

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Wednesday 30 December 2020 | 0 Comments
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We are more than litter.

We are stronger together: a team

We are guardians of green spaces

We step up when others walk away

We take action rather than deliberate

We understand community spirit

We believe actions speak louder than words

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Monday 21 December 2020 | 0 Comments
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Over the last week, our village has been blighted by graffiti. I cannot remember, ever in 40 years, this happening on this scale. So Harwood Litter pickers came up with a plan, geared up and set to. It was rainy but Jane, Rob, Gilly and Kath are not easily put off. Protective goggles and gloves, remover and brushes, combined with determination and elbow grease did the trick. All that you see in the photos, has now been removed. 

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Thursday 10 September 2020 | 0 Comments
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Whilst out picking in the rural lanes of Harwood and Bradshaw, Tony came across some thought provoking wall art. Tucked into gaps and crevices, in juxtaposition to ancient natural stone, was the stark contrast of man made plastic! Not only was this arranged for visual effect, but it perculated wafting strong, pungent aromas to waken the olfactory senses. Thankfully, being a man of taste the art was dismantled before it offended any unsuspecting ramblers in search of real and natural beauty. Be l More.....

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Saturday 29 August 2020 | 0 Comments
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What goes through the mind of a person who thinks a hollow tree which has fallen near my local brook, is a bin? Answers on a postcard. 

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Thursday 13 August 2020 | 0 Comments
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Often, we are an invisible army clearing our neighbourhood of litter.  I remember the first time I picked in Harwood on my own. Some people diverted their route while others avoided eye contact. I felt like an ASBO! How times change. Locals stop and chat and some have even joined the ranks. Last year we cleared 545 bags of rubbish and various fly tips. 

As litter pickers, I know the reward is in having made a difference in spite of the hard work. So when a local shopkeeper, More.....

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by Harwood Litter Pickers | Monday 03 August 2020 | 0 Comments
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We are regularly finding our beautiful country lanes blighted by fly tipping. This is usually someone having paid a man with a van or weed growers dumping their waste.

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