Over 40 volunteers from businesses across Bath turned out to support a litter pick organised by law firm Stone King LLP on Wednesday, 25th September.
The volunteers helped to clear rubbish from a stretch of the River Avon as well as a number of surrounding streets, including the Lower Bristol Road, parts of Widcombe and Oldfield Park.
Some 30 bags of rubbish were collected in just one hour, clearing up litter such as discarded plastics, cans and unwanted household items – including a disposable barbecue still wrapped in cellophane, a coat and a bedsheet.
Organisations taking part were Buro Happold, Circus Journal, Event Organisers Network, Fidelius, Girl Monday, Loake, Longmayne Limited, Milsted Landon, Nick Hems, Pippa Rose Lifestyle, Pure Planet, St John’s Foundation, Taste of Bath and Councillors Sue Craig (Lib Dem, Kingsmead) and June Player (Independents, Westmoreland). Sian Swift from The Business Exchange also took part.
Stone King’s Managing Partner Steven Greenwood said he was delighted by the response to the event.
He said, “It was heartening to see so many businesses wanting to join our initiative to keep Bath litter-free.
“Commitment to the local community and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are extremely important to us and we were delighted that so many local businesses felt the same.
“We are grateful to everyone who gave up an hour of their time to help benefit the city.”
Chartered accountants Milsted Langdon said they were pleased to take part in the event.
Dan Kenyon, Milsted Langdon’s General Practice Manager, said, “The Bath Litter Pick was a great initiative to bring the local business community together to keep our World Heritage City free from litter.”
Helen Rich, Director of Taste of Bath, added, “Taste of Bath was delighted to support Stone King’s initiative for a cleaner and better Bath.
“It’s so important for businesses to engage in their city, we champion local food, but we also want to champion a nicer and better environment for tourists and residents alike. Well done Stone King for organising such a fun and proactive event.”
Pictured above: The volunteer litter pickers earlier this week