Wareham Wombles

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The Wareham Wombles grew out of the volunteer group that came together for ‘Clean for the Queen’ litter pick in spring 2016 (when there was a lot of litter on the historic walls, for example). Since its inception it has run monthly litter-picks and has now cleared all of the historical black-spots but, sadly, can still fill ten bags on a regular pick.

Co-Ordinator: Harold Forbes, [email protected], 01929 792591

Mission: Our aim is to tackle the litter problem by engaging the broader community to raise awareness of what can be done, not only by litter-picking activities, but also to deal with the various sources of the problem at corporate and individual levels.

Main Problem Areas (Grot Spots): The Wareham Bypass (A351) provides a seemingly endless supply of new litter. Sandford Lane industrial park is surprisingly badly treated by those who work there and the main routes to the schools need constant attention.

How Are We Doing?
Please see below details of the number of volunteers we had, and the number of bags we filled at our events. We hope that this will contribute data to our website to show the overall picture.

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Date Location Duration in Hours No. of Volunteers Volunteer Hours No. of Bags Weight Kgs Most Numerous Type
Cumulative to Date 5.75 40 244.25 189 1512
2016-2018 Cumulative 188 139 1112
4/14/19 Wareham 1.5 3 4.5 10 80
4/13/19 Wareham 1.25 15 18.75 9 72
Mar Sandford 1.5 10 15 11 88
Jan Wareham 1.5 12 18 20 160
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