Volunteer litter pickers find discarded syringes in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:15 10 September 2011

Litter pickers at Minster Close, Hatfield

Litter pickers at Minster Close, Hatfield


A SLEDGEHAMMER and discarded syringes were found during a litter pick session around Hatfield.

A haul of items including two push bikes, traffic cones, a television and shoes helped to fill 30 bags of assorted litter and around two-and-a-half wheelie bins of plastic, cans and glass bottles.

Following a “successful tidy” of Bunchleys Pond in June, a group of residents got together to give the wooded area around the pond at Minster Close a bit of a tidy.

The volunteers were mostly gleaned from the No Incinerator in Hatfield Facebook page, but included stalwarts from the Friends of Stream Woods, councillors, and residents from Hatfield, St Albans and Colney Heath.

Pc Glen Cook and Pcso Victoria Bryant also popped up to lend a hand.

Mark Lampert, who also took part in the event, said: “Despite there being a litter bin within throwing distance of the area, inconsiderate folk persist in throwing their rubbish into the woods and pond, spoiling what is a lovely small wood, which is used by residents of nearby Minster House, a sheltered housing complex.”

He added: “The next clean up will be Badger Woods, in Hatfield, probably in mid-September, details of which will be posted in due course.”

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