Second litter pick for community group finds bouncy surprise
Facebook group Flytipping Watch Boston & Local held their second community litter pick last weekend, and uncovered an unusual fly tip in a dyke.
The route, starting at Fenside's Grange Wood, saw the group of eager volunteers walk around Washdyke Lane and Fenside Road for two hours.
Local residents from Washdyke Lane and Fenside Road initially approached Flytipping Watch, raising concerns about the high level of rubbish around the area, and following the pick were highly complementary at the restoration and revitalisation of their local area.
Whilst out, the group found an abandoned bouncy castle, and a significant quantity of discarded waste.
Speaking of the work, Flytipping Watch founder, Mark Douglass said: "Our second community litter pick in Boston has been phenomenal. The turnout was superb and the volume of litter that we picked was staggering. It's saddening that there is such a large quantity, but equally as honourable that there are so many like-minded people who are focussed on wanting to revitalise our beloved town. A huge thanks to the 30 members of the public who came and supported us, and special thanks to Mark from Guardian Ground Control who kindly brought his vehicle and trailer to assist with collection of additional and bulky waste. Further thanks to Boston Woods Trust in letting us use their car park as a base location"
Initially launched in Boston on Facebook in November 2018, Mark and his team are passionate about improving the appearance of the town and it's outlying villages and roads. To date, the Facebook group currently has just over 800 members. Mark is now looking for Voluntary Area Leaders to assist in the day to day running of the group, and if you're interested, please get in touch using the Flytipping Watch Facebook page - www.facebook.com/flytippingwatch
The launch of Flytipping Watch has seen an increase in members of the public raising their hand to fight litter, with more and more heading out into their neighbourhoods to fight off litter and pick up rubbish and signing up to Boston Borough Council's Community Champion scheme.
Speaking of this, Mark said "It's fantastic to hear that more and more people are wanting to become community champions and get involved with fighting back against litter touts. Flytipping Watch are working hard with Boston Borough Council to tackle ongoing issues, and, as a team, we are very grateful for their ongoing support and commitment to this fight, and their timely response when notified of a waste deposit."
Following its launch in November, Mark and the Flytipping Watch team have expanded further with the launch of a Flytipping Watch group in Spalding in January 2019, and most recently, the launch of Sleaford's in February 2019. Flytipping Watch has further plans to expand into the wider community, further progressing into the Lindsey and Kesteven districts in the near future. Working with Boston based design firm Quinstone UK to develop an exciting new website, this new facility gives you the opportunity to sign up to be a Voluntary Area Leader, which will help us expand our target areas.
A range of car stickers have been produced and the launch of the website also features a directory of local waste disposal contractors, who are authorised by the Environment Agency to collect your unwanted waste.
You can join the Flytipping Watch Boston & Local group by searching for them on Facebook, or by visiting the new website - www.flytippingwatch.co.uk If you'd like to report anonymously, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org