Weird and wonderful items found in clear-up of Bracknell's parksBy Becky Barnes
August 02, 2012
A jar of cockles, a bag of potatoes, a pregnancy test kit and half a bicycle were some of the items collected from five Bracknell Forest parks by volunteers.
A team of 54 from Bracknell-based Boehringer Ingelheim collected more than 70 bags of rubbish from Lily Hill Park, South Hill Park, The Greenway, Savernake Pond and Circle Hill in Crowthorne on Wednesday, July 18.
The event was part of Take Pride – a campaign to encourage volunteering in Bracknell Forest, organised by Bracknell Forest Council, Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action and Thames Valley Police.
Community ranger Kevin Thornett said: “Thanks to the dedicated team of staff from Boehringer Ingelheim.
“They all did a great job and have really helped to ensure the borough’s parks and countryside sites are attractive and natural places for the public to visit.”
Boehringer Ingelheim is celebrating its 50th year in the UK and 40th in the Bracknell area and the litter pick was part of its annual ‘Value Through Innovation’ day.