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Big Taunton Litter Pick 2019 

23rd  - 29th September 2019

The #BigTauntonLitterPick is back for a second year! This time it’s going big, with the litter pick going from being on just one day to an entire week! 

The ambition remains the same; to work together with local businesses, community groups, schools and residents to get out and clean up the town for the benefit of all. It’s taking a positive step towards ensuring our wonderful green spaces and waterways are beautiful and healthy places for all our urban population, both people and wildlife.

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Channel Adventure and a group of volunteers from Viridor are helping to support this event once again this year by taking to the water in canoes and kayaks to clear a stretch of the River Tone. 

There are a number of ways you can get involved this year. You can:

  • Choose to do a litter pick on whichever day suits you best, just let us know and we will then promote your litter pick here to drive as many people to get involved as possible. Those taking part can also raise awareness by using the hashtag #BigTauntonLitterPick.
  • As an individual or as a family find a litter pick happening near you and join in!
  • If you are really pressed for time and can’t come along to an event, how about doing your own little #2minutestreetclean where you live or work; small actions all add up and can have a hugely positive effect on our town.

What will you do?


Organised Litter Picks

Date Time Group Name Location Meeting Point Booking/Contact
26th 10am-11am Friends of Comeytrowe Comeytrowe Park Meeting at the main gate to Comeytrowe Park at the top of College Way near Stone Close, nearest postcode TA1 4YQ Please email friends.park14@gmail.com if you would like to join in this litter pick
27th 11am - 1pm Victoria Park Litter Pick Victoria Park

Meeting at the Victoria gate car park,  TA1 3ES

To join in this litter pick please contact: Ciaran Murphy at

28th 10am - 1pm Inland Waterways Association Volunteers Riverside footpaths McDondalds car park in Hankridge Business Park, TA1 2LP Please contact Steve Bulgin to let him know if you wish to attend. stevebulgin@icloud.com or phone 07855794256
28th 10am - 11.30am Friends of Longrun Meadow Longrun Meadow The Oak Barn in Longrun Meadow Helen Lawy: helenlawy@gmail.com
28th 10am - 1pm Cotford St Luke Cotford St Luke tbc Please sign up here or come to the Cotford St Luke Farmers' Market on Saturday 14th September from 9-12 to sign up

Keep checking back for more organised litter picks!

Other groups taking part are Taunton Canoe Club, Somerset County Council, DWP, Lloyd & Whyte, Viridor, Richard Huish college, Blackbrook Primary School, West Monkton Scout Group, Taunton Vale Healthcare, Stantec, West Monkton Parish Council, Green Days Day Care, Claims Consortium, DWP, West Hatch Beavers and residents of the Magdalene Street area and Gypsy Lane Area.

Please contact Olivia Dullaghan at Olivia.Dullaghan@somersetwildlife.org to find out more and get involved!

Pictures: Header picture © Ian Brown, Viridor volunteers © Beccy Willmetts