Volunteers in Henley joined in The Big Help Out on Monday which was a national initiative designed to mark the Coronation by encouraging people to get together and volunteer for the benefit of their local communities.
Residents of Makins and Blandy Road volunteered to tackle the grot spots around the area by brushing up and cutting back overhanging hedges on the pavements on Sunday. Phil Colborne was joined by Ron and Mary Jacobs and Wendy Bowsher. Wendy said, “We decided to do our Big Help Out today because the weather forecast for Monday isn’t looking great.”
Henley Rotary Club organised a Plastic Blitz along the river in Mill and Marsh Meadows and around the Station car park. It was in partnership with the Thames21 charity and the EA. Henley Rowing Club and Henley Sea Cadets collected rubbish on boats from the river. Gillotts School students Mathilde Faivre and Harry Waldron, both members of Eco committee helped with the litter pick on Marsh Meadows. They collected 15 bags of rubbish of which 2 bags were recyclable. They will a complete a survey of the rubbish collection which will be fed into a national survey.
1st Henley Beavers did a litter pick from Rotherfield Greys to Henley and collected 4 sacks of rubbish, sorted into recyclable and non-recyclable. Leader Thom Maloney said, “The fields were pretty clean but there was more litter in the town! The Beavers will be learning more about recycling at our next meeting.”