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Fivehead Fixers get to work

Becky Collier
By Becky Collier

Just before Christmas we were contact by Dave Braddock from Fivehead Parish Council who was setting up a team of volunteers to keep the local paths litter free.


We said we would love to help and could provide litterpicking kits to anyone who Dave could encourage to sign up as a #2minute Litterpick Volunteer.  Within a few days, we had ten new volunteers and the Fivehead Fixers were ready to go!

Dave reassured us there are around 20km of footpaths in the parish so they would have plenty to do to keep them all busy. We set about organising delivery of a box of litterpicking goodies out to Fivehead, a small village to the east of Taunton.

Dave sent us this update in February and we wanted to share it:

The Fivehead Fixers now have a merry band of ten litter pickers going around the village and surrounding paths clearing up discarded rubbish. With equipment provide by CPRE and the Parish Council, we hope to help keep our village a nice clean place to live in.

'We have only been going for just over a month and so far we have been able to remove the equivalent of 14 Bin bags of rubbish.'

Four members of The Fivehead Fixers (Mary, Dave, Renata and Neil) went on a special Valentine‘s Day Date this year.  Together they started clearing the rubbish along the road from Fivehead to Isle’s Brewer. No roses or chocolates – just empty beer cans and plastic bottles, 5 dustbin bags worth in total.

That is around 14 Bin bags of rubbish collected by all the 10 Fixers since the beginning of January around Fivehead.

Thank You Fixers.

Feeling inspired? If you can spare the occasional two minutes to clean up litter in your own patch, we want to hear from you! We can provide all the kit you need and can put you in touch with other volunteers who can share advice and encouragement.


four people with litterpicking gear
Mary, Dave, Renata & Neil from the Fivehead Fixers after a morning's work