‘Keep Bassett Tidy’ is a community group dedicated to helping keep our town free of litter.
The group was started around ten years ago by members of Royal Wootton Bassett Methodist Church,
with the support of the Town Council, and is made up of volunteers from across the community, with or without any church connection.
Litter picks take place on the second Saturday of every month from March to November.
We meet in the hall at the rear of the church (which can be accessed from Rope Yard) at 9.45am and go out from 10.00am to around 12 noon.
All of the equipment has been loaned by Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and the collected bags of litter are taken to the Council depot at Whitehill Lane.
The size of the group varies from month to month, but typically comprises six to ten people and we normally collect between ten and fifteen bags of litter.
In addition, as Saturday morning is not convenient for everyone, we have now launched a scheme whereby volunteers ‘adopt’ an area of the town and keep their litter picking equipment at home so that they can collect the litter at a time that suits them.
We have a large part of the town covered in this way, but there are still several areas that are not currently ‘adopted’, so there is plenty of scope for new volunteers.
You will be very welcome!