London Colney scouts conduct litter pick

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 March 2018

The Scouts on their litter pick last Saturday.

The Scouts on their litter pick last Saturday.

Archant

The Scouts have done their bit to reduce plastic waste by conducting a community litter pick.

1st London Colney Scout Group are celebrating their 100th birthday this year and to mark the event the scouts, aged between six and 18, are completing a number of activities.

One hundred and twenty volunteers turned up last Saturday, including parents and friends of the Group, and they were split up to cover five routes over two hours.

In that time, they gathered over 50 bags of litter ranging from crisp and chocolate wrappers to tin cans, glass bottles, rubber bands, abandoned clothes and even an empty cash register.

Beaver Scout leader Yeti said: “We would like to say thanks to St Albans council for supplying the litter picker, bags and hi-viz jackets the young members used, and also to Arco of Watford for supplying additional litter pickers and litter picker hoops.

“Overall it was a great success and a true triumph of community spirit.”

More news stories

St Albans patients are among more than 20,000 in the Herts Valleys who are waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures reveal.

07:53

A crash and a broken down vehicle near the M25’s Potters Bar junction have been causing delays anticlockwise this morning.

Yesterday, 15:00

It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but is it really for everyone?

Yesterday, 14:30

Tickets have gone on sale for an annual Hertfordshire music festival at a special discounted price.

CountryPhile

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.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards