Bristol Bears tackle litter with the Big Tidy

Litter in Bristol has met its match!

In September the Bristol Bears made their Big Tidy pledge to complete 4 litter picks, collecting 200 bags of waste with the help of 100 attendees. The pledge is part of their sustainability charter and community work – which is exactly what the Big Tidy is all about.

To kick off their pledge, the Bears chose to bring the sparkle back to Horfield Common along Kellaway Avenue, where litter can often gather on particularly windy days. The Big Tidy team brought in the help of Ardagh Community Trust, who signed their Big Tidy business pledge earlier this year.

The litter pick was also supported by the Bristol Bears’ Community Foundation. Their team invited 22 children from Horfield Church of England Primary School to come along and try their hand at litter picking.

Fully kitted out with litter pickers and bags, 48 Bears players and staff spread out across Horfield Common and up Kellaway Avenue, while the children focused on the playground and nearby green space.

In total our hard-working pickers collected 31 bags of waste, which was a great result for Horfield and reflects the hard work of our street cleansing teams and Parks.

Keep an eye out for our next litter pick in south Bristol with the Bears in the new year – there’ll be another special sporting guest!

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