Volunteers clean up for autumn

Farnham’s army of volunteers was out in force on October 22 to keep the town looking tidy by taking part in the Town Council’s autumn Big Pick.

More than 40 children, young people and adults worked together to spend a few hours clearing litter from areas in and around the town. Staff and councillors from Farnham Town Council were joined by individual residents and members of local community organisations.

Volunteers, who either took part in the community Big Pick or organised their own Autumn Big Pick, included representatives from AMYA UK Tilford, Weyside Rotary, Farnham Ramblers, Hale Scouts, the Bourne Conservation Group, Rowledge Residents’ Association, Bloomin’ Litter Pickers, the Farnham in Bloom community group, plus Net Technical Solutions, a sponsor of Farnham in Bloom.

Volunteers from The Bourne Conservation Group were also out tidying up the flowerbeds and planting bulbs for the next season.

In all, they collected 18 sacks of rubbish which included a collection of pint glasses, part of a child’s seat, a rake in almost new condition, nitrous oxide canisters and some car parts.