To all the unknown "Wigan womblers" who are litter picking throughout the Wigan areas your work is not going unnoticed.
I don't think that you are winning yet but there has been a vast reduction in the amount of litter.
It is just a pity that Wigan Council cannot keep up with the many overflowing litter bins and the bags of litter that you have collected.
Started: 4th May 2021 at 11:39
Last edited by mortarmillbill: 4th May 2021 at 11:40:15
This country must be the worst in the world for litter.
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 11:54
The Orrell branch are doing a sterling job
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 12:09
Awful town for litter...embarrassed
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 13:22
We have the same unsung heroes on the Fylde coast......but the local council empty the bins on a regular basis....
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 14:08
Same old same O
For god's sake when these scumbags are caught give them a proper sentence stick them in jail i honestly believe if they thought a prison term was at the end of their littering they would think twice before doing it .
STOP pussy footing around and give them what they deserve G.B.
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 15:17
Even children helping there parents .
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 15:44
100% in agreement with that GB.
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 16:10
Good old wigan council we are putting your rates up four per cent and you can clean the streets yourself.
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 16:13
Idiots take BBQ's to parks then leave them there. They also take beer and food then leave all the empty bottles and cans and general waste for other people to pick up
Replied: 4th May 2021 at 16:26
LAST YEAR I WAS IN THE PARK WITH THE GRAND KIDS AND SAW A GROUP OF TEENAGERS SAT ON A BENCH EATING THEIR STABLE DIET OF McDONALDS AND COKE ONE LAD WALKED OVER TO A GROUP OF RHODODENDRONS (WHICH WERE ABOUT 20 YARDS A WAY) AND STUFFED HIS RUBBISH IN THEM. I WENT OVER TO HIM TO TOLD HIM IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS TO GET IT AND PUT IT IN THE LITTER BIN.(THE LITTER BIN WAS 10 YARDS AWAY). TO THE JEERS OF HIS MATES HE WENT AND RETRIEVED HIS RUBBISH AND PUT IT IN THE LITTER BIN
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 20:05
I recently watched some film of Derby Day, in 1948 or thereabouts. The tone was all very positive: stressing the return to recreational events after war time privations.
However, film continued to show the day after. The litter was unbelievable! It was far worse than the left behind stuff of todays rock concerts.
I also recall the canal at the side of the A6 in Salford in the 1960's, It was absolutely filled with garbage: must have been hundreds of tons of fly tipping.
It is not just a new/recent thing.
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 20:19
Ena is in those days there weren't many litter bins around like today but even them in the towns litter was at a minimum Another difference is today everything you buy is an a throw away plastic wrapping. Back in the day everything was wrapped in brown paper which would just rot away in time, or recyclable glass bottles which no one threw away as there was 3d back on the empty bottle
Replied: 5th May 2021 at 20:54
The bins in Alexandra Park are overflowing and the one on the car park has had the rubbish scattered all over the place.
There is one on Parsons Meadow full with 6 additional bags of rubbish around it.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 12:15
I take my hat off to Mr scary the American tattooist who lives on market street in Wigan, he is up and down that street everyday with his litter picker regardless of the weather.
Replied: 6th May 2021 at 17:21
I am a wombler , I will pass on your comments to the group, Its nice to know we are appreciated ,
Thank you, Chip, :)
Replied: 8th May 2021 at 17:56
Well done Chip and we'll done to all those womblers who try hard to improve our environment
Replied: 8th May 2021 at 18:57
Its a great way to meet other like minded people to improve our Town, you can get involved in other ways as well ,look here =
Replied: 8th May 2021 at 19:31
Last edited by chip pon: 8th May 2021 at 19:32:58
WELL DONE ADMIN ......G.B.
Replied: 9th May 2021 at 13:53
Well done that man.
For the last three Saturday mornings I have driven along Golborne Road in Ashton and seen the same gentleman with his litter grabber and bag picking up the litter on the verges.
A thankless task but thanks from me as it does make a difference.
Replied: 5th Jun 2021 at 19:50
Police catch litter louts in a emergency lay by on the motorway and make them pick the rubbish up but it did not say if they then fined them
Replied: 5th Jun 2021 at 21:18
I went past the McDonalds at the Saddle this morning and there was litter everywhere.
All over the road and verges and the majority of it was from McDonalds.
It doesn't help that the grass has still not been cut and is hiding a lot of the litter.
Replied: 10th Jun 2021 at 15:05
I think McDonald’s should be responsible for the litter within 200 yards radius of their restaurants
Replied: 11th Jun 2021 at 22:58