Barrow Footpaths Group
This is a new village group of volunteers with the aim to keep our footpaths, jitties and open spaces clear of rubbish and overhanging branches and brambles. We meet every two weeks, usually on Thursday mornings at 10am.
Green waste from our activities is usually left in situ, or under local shrubbery, in line with Borough Council recommendations, i.e., it’s ecological practice to provide habitat/wildlife cover/nutrient recycling and also to save money, as well as reducing the environment footprint in terms of landfill and removal transportation costs. Where this is not suitable practice, the Parish council have provided 2 Green Waste Bins which are shared with Jerusalem Island.
Great British Spring Clean 2019
The Barrow Footpaths Group organised 4 events as part of the Great British Spring Clean national event 22 March – 23 April 2019. We had 2 routes around the village with 24 volunteers in total with over 30 bags of rubbish collected. Barrow Running Club held a PLOG event, collecting litter as they ran around our village, and Hall Orchard School Eco Warriors held an event within their schools grounds.
Litter picking is also done on each clearance task throughout the year.