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Litter pick group come across village dumping hotspot

 Published on: 22nd April 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Abbots in Transition (ALTTA) had its first litter pick of the year to collect waste and recycling. 

Fifteen volunteers turned out to Tanners Wood to walk through the woods collecting anything they could find that shouldn’t belong there.

The plan took the volunteers through the woods, taking a link path, to come out by Leavesden Park. 

The group mainly spent time scouring amongst the trees and brambles. They were shocked by some of their findings. 

Anne Richardson said: “Litter collected included a purple swing bin, non-recyclable garden waste, an exhaust pipe, lamp base, gas cylinder, oil container, the base of a traffic cone, home-made drug paraphernalia and possibly most surprising of all, a footpath sign.”

The amount of time spent in the woods was both surprising and disappointing to the group who only went litter-picking in Tanners Wood last October.

Due to the volume of litter within six-months, and the level of fly-tipping this indicates a hotspot within the village. 

With this in mind, the ALTTA will be looking at steps with local community partners to improve this area of Abbots Langley and the overall level of litter drops in the village.

 On April 6 the ALTTA’s held a meeting at their community market. If the community is interested in helping keep Abbots Langley tidy, email Anne Richardson at

Do you feel littering and fly-tipping is an issue in Abbots Langley? Email

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