Last Saturday (23 April) was a chilly, windy morning for the Glossop Big Pick to be out in the town, but a group of 14 dedicated pickers keenly set out to clean the streets of Glossop town centre.
The group of volunteers set out to the known ‘hot spots’ to clear the rubbish that had gathered over the past few weeks. After just an hour of collecting, 11 bags were filled!
Mat Gregory, the group co-ordinator, shared how great it was to see some new faces as well as others that are more regular.
He said: "Whilst there was a number of people that were unable to attend the pick as they were away for Easter, it was really great to see people rallying together around the cause and see how younger people were also taking part – and enjoying it! although I think the quality biscuits we had after, may have put an even more positive spin on things!!
"Our two youngest litter pickers continued the competition of bringing back the oddest bit of litter they could carry, this time it was a yoga mat, stuffed down behind a wall!"
As with previous Glossop Big Picks, all those volunteering on the day are provided with all the equipment such as bags, pickers and gloves along with customised High Viz vests. People are also invited to come into The Bureau for a hot drink and some biscuits or a bit of cake and a chat when they return if they would like.
If you would like to volunteer at the next Glossop Big Pick, they take place on the third Saturday of month, the next will be on 21 May. Just meet at The Bureau on Henry Street in Glossop for 10am start.