Litter-picking board to be installed at Verulamium Park in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 09:54 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 08 June 2018

Verulamium Park. Photo: Danny Loo

Verulamium Park. Photo: Danny Loo


A board is being installed at a park in St Albans to encourage members of the public to pick up litter.

Plastic Free St Albans teamed up with staff at The Inn on the Park to install the new ‘two minute litter pick’ board in Verulamium Park.

The board, which comes equipped with a litter pick stick and bags, is being delivered today (Friday, June 8).

Emma Tyers, from Plastic Free St Albans, and Wendy Hooper, who owns the Inn on the Park, crowdsourced over £500 for the board, which will be supervised by Wendy once it is in operation.

Instructions on the board encourage members of the public to photograph the litter they pick up, recycle what they can, and tweet a picture.

Emma said: “If it goes well then I would be quite happy to do another crowd funder to raise money for another one.

“It needs a guardian to make sure it stays stocked up. Wendy will be the guardian - it needs a cafe or a pub nearby to look after it.”

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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