Come litter picking in Wimborne Minster

We are excited to announce that Wimborne now has 2 new two-minute litter-pick boards which have been installed outside the library and the Minster. These eye catching boards have litter picking equipment attached to them, including recycled bags, buckets and litter pickers. These are part of new initiative by Wimborne War on Waste and Litter Free Dorset and are being supported by the Library, the Minster and Wimborne Minster Town Council.

The aim is for residents and visitors alike to do a mini litter pick when they’re out and about in the town. Sam Colley of Litter Free Dorset said: “We are trialling the boards in towns across Dorset, and in places of high footfall. It’s really an initiative about getting people involved in litter picks. For those who haven’t done a litter pick before it’s a nice way in. It only takes two minutes of your time and is based on the theory that if you see someone picking up litter then you’re less likely to drop it yourself. It will be really interesting to see how it goes down in Wimborne.” The boards have instructions for use on them and are positioned near bins so the rubbish collected can be disposed of properly. 

Sarah Wise, Co-founder of Wimborne War on Waste said: “These boards are usually seen by the seaside so we are really excited to have our own in Wimborne which will give everyone the opportunity to get involved in an initiative that benefits the whole community and our local environment – it’s great for both locals and visitors coming into the town.”

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