Can you spare a couple of hours?

Litter in Brandwood End Cemetery.

We are making a difference to the general appearance of the cemetery and our regular litter picks really make a difference so why not join us for an hour or two and help out?

The biggest enemy is the wind, which spreads paper in to the bushes around the boundaries, but that is to be expected.  The recent addition of special bins for plastic and dead flowers appears to be helping to reduce windblown litter as well as helping in recycling.  Hopefully that will continue.

For those of you who think there is very little litter around these days and so there is no need to come, it is only like that because of the continuing efforts of the ground staff and the Friends litter picks days.  We must not let up the pressure on litter.

A clean environment encourages people to keep it that way.  This simple bi-monthly task is essential in maintaining this cemetery’s appearance.

The group is made of up of volunteers who can spare an hour or so wandering around the beautiful surroundings on the Cemetery, and picking up litter as they go.  Litter pickers are provided to save on your backs, along with the requisite bags.  So all you have to do is bring yourself, some gloves and a smile!

Talking about appearance

Now we have restored the Civilian Garden, at the same time as the Litter Picks we are asking for any of you gardeners out there to also come at the same time to help maintain the garden by simple weeding.

All you need are your gloves and your usual hand tools.  As ever children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.

We also welcome volunteers with our Grave Gardeners group. Groups of volunteers help clear Holly, Ivy and self setters from grave areas. Watch our news and events page for dates.

We are always carrying out research work and welcome assistance with this fascinating subject.

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