Helpers join McDonald's to scout about for Trowbridge litter

This Is Wiltshire: Bob Brice, leader of Trowbridge Town Council, with scouts Niall, Emma and Sophie clean up Bob Brice, leader of Trowbridge Town Council, with scouts Niall, Emma and Sophie clean up

Staff from McDonald’s on the Spitfire retail park teamed up with the 1st Trowbridge Scout Group and Trowbridge Town Council for litter picking on Tuesday.

The clean-up took place between the retail park, the old council offices on Wiltshire Drive and Cherry Gardens on the Longfield estate, and aimed to encourage the local community to have neighbourhood pride.

It is one of hundreds of McDonald’s clean-ups taking place UK-wide in 2014 as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s anti-littering campaign, Love Where You Live.

Local McDonald’s franchisee Mike Guerin said: “We were keen to do what we could to help.”

McDonald’s crew members, the scouts and councillors gathered litter.

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7:45pm Fri 11 Jul 14

eureka+ says...

why can't we have this excellent initiative, all year round? schools and parents need to drum this into their children and make it part of their DNA
why can't we have this excellent initiative, all year round? schools and parents need to drum this into their children and make it part of their DNA eureka+
  • Score: 10

3:15pm Sat 12 Jul 14

beetawix says...

the built in DNA, as you put it, of many foulers tells them to continue littering ; someone else will pick it up.
the built in DNA, as you put it, of many foulers tells them to continue littering ; someone else will pick it up. beetawix
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Room101 says...

eureka+ wrote:
why can't we have this excellent initiative, all year round? schools and parents need to drum this into their children and make it part of their DNA
May be if the parents and children did not drop it in the first place , they would not have to do this.
[quote][p][bold]eureka+[/bold] wrote: why can't we have this excellent initiative, all year round? schools and parents need to drum this into their children and make it part of their DNA[/p][/quote]May be if the parents and children did not drop it in the first place , they would not have to do this. Room101
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Mon 14 Jul 14

bizarre says...

I live opposite Mcdonalds & kfc, its a shame they didn't come and get all the rubbish in my garden that's from them. We have started collecting it in bags now and plan to dump it inside their door's one busy Saturday.
I live opposite Mcdonalds & kfc, its a shame they didn't come and get all the rubbish in my garden that's from them. We have started collecting it in bags now and plan to dump it inside their door's one busy Saturday. bizarre
  • Score: 4

9:33am Thu 17 Jul 14

beetawix says...

bizarre wrote:
I live opposite Mcdonalds & kfc, its a shame they didn't come and get all the rubbish in my garden that's from them. We have started collecting it in bags now and plan to dump it inside their door's one busy Saturday.
do they know it is there?
it is good practice for McD to clean up the rubbish in the car park left by lazy, ignorant cretins who are too idle to get out of their cars but they may not be aware of the wind blown rubbish in your garden.
Why not just dispose of it.
I doubt if 'dumping' a bag inside the door on any day, busy or otherwise, would have any effect other than to make you look foolish
[quote][p][bold]bizarre[/bold] wrote: I live opposite Mcdonalds & kfc, its a shame they didn't come and get all the rubbish in my garden that's from them. We have started collecting it in bags now and plan to dump it inside their door's one busy Saturday.[/p][/quote]do they know it is there? it is good practice for McD to clean up the rubbish in the car park left by lazy, ignorant cretins who are too idle to get out of their cars but they may not be aware of the wind blown rubbish in your garden. Why not just dispose of it. I doubt if 'dumping' a bag inside the door on any day, busy or otherwise, would have any effect other than to make you look foolish beetawix
  • Score: 1

4:34pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

bizarre wrote:
I live opposite Mcdonalds & kfc, its a shame they didn't come and get all the rubbish in my garden that's from them. We have started collecting it in bags now and plan to dump it inside their door's one busy Saturday.
The words vindictive and puerile spring to mind.
[quote][p][bold]bizarre[/bold] wrote: I live opposite Mcdonalds & kfc, its a shame they didn't come and get all the rubbish in my garden that's from them. We have started collecting it in bags now and plan to dump it inside their door's one busy Saturday.[/p][/quote]The words vindictive and puerile spring to mind. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Fri 18 Jul 14

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

It would be most welcome to see the equivalent amount of purpose and effort investedinto catching and prosecuting the littering twits responsibe.
It would be most welcome to see the equivalent amount of purpose and effort investedinto catching and prosecuting the littering twits responsibe. The.Central.Scrutinizer
  • Score: 0
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