October litter pick

Our October litter pick was really very well attended, 30 keen litter pickers turned up including 6 children. It was great to see so many youngsters. As we had so many volunteers, we were able to send groups out to most areas of Corsham, and we collected 25 bags of rubbish as well as 6 smaller bags of recycling. Among the finds were a saucepan, tyre, remains of a car accident (light bulbs, glass, bumper…) as well as the usual discarded fast food wrappers, sweet Continue reading →

A Plastic Ocean

A Documentary Film at the Pound Arts Centre Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm tickets £7.50  Both beautiful and chilling, A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver over a four-year period as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there.   “The most important film of our time.” – Sir David Attenborough

September litter pick

The weather wasn’t great, but an intrepid team of 13, including one child and Councillors Steve Abbott and Raymond Le-Var met at the Springfield Campus for September’s litter pick. We like to respond to residents’ requests and having heard about glass scattered under swings in the playground at Meriton Rec and lots of litter in the Nature Reserve at the bottom of Katherine Park we headed off to clear up both of these areas. Someone else had cleared the glass when we arrived but there Continue reading →

August litter pick

On a dry day in August, 12 adults and 3 children donned their hi-vis jackets, grabbed their pickers and headed off into the unknown to clear Corsham of litter! We had a very successful morning with 20 bags of rubbish being collected in total. Ruth Hopkinson, our Wiltshire and Corsham Town Councillor headed off with a group to Pockeridge Lakes and the ditch in Buckthorn Row and collected 7 bags of rubbish themselves! Apparently, those fishing use sweetcorn and spam as bait (who knew!) and Continue reading →

July litter pick

We had a very successful litter pick this month, a total of 14 people braved the showery weather including 2 children who had fun using the pickers! An initial heavy downpour wasn’t enough to dampen spirits but did mean a quick dash to seek shelter. The heat of the previous few days seemed a thing of the past and it was quite chilly for those in T-shirts. Undaunted we headed off to different locations and managed to cover Valley Road, the Springfield Campus, Springfield Rec, Continue reading →

June litter pick

Our June litter pick went well and the weather was sunny for a change! 10 willing helpers turned up and 9 full bags of rubbish were collected. We covered several areas around Katherine Park, Kings and Queens Avenues to the north of Corsham, parts of the A4 and Bradford Road, the Springfield Campus, Meriton Rec and to the south of Corsham Regis School.   During the month a volunteer found a key whilst out litter picking and via the Shout Out Corsham Facebook page managed to Continue reading →

May litter pick

Our May litter pick was a success, despite the weather trying again to dampen our spirits! Fingers crossed for sunny weather next month.. We had a respectable 9 volunteers turn up and 13 bags of rubbish were collected. We covered several areas around Katherine Park, the roads around and to the south of the Campus, Pickwick Road, Meriton Rec and to the north of Corsham, around Corsham Regis School.   Cigarette butts are a big (or is that small??) problem and they are so time consuming Continue reading →

April litter pick

Our April litter pick was a success despite the drizzly weather, but it did clear up a bit as the morning went on! Twelve adults, including Councillor Ruth  Hopkinson, and two children braved the weather and collected 17 bags of rubbish.  We targeted various areas including Park Lane, part of Lacock Road, the area around Corsham Regis Primary School, Meriton Rec, Leaford Industrial Estate, Potley and the area around the Springfield Campus. Do come along and join in the fun (!!) at our next litter Continue reading →

The cost of Corsham’s Public Realm

We have been living in Towns for about 7000 years and the streets are where we met each other, shop, ran businesses, socialized and where children played.  Just over 100 years ago the motor car came along and began to change the nature of the street, people were pushed to the side pavements and motorized transport became dominant.  In fact laws were passed to ensure the dominance of the car is our streets was maintained.  The result of this change is that streets are now Continue reading →