Wombles

How We Got Started

On frequent dog walks, our first Womble Erica found herself regularly coming home with litter she had picked up on her walk.
 
Feeling that she was not alone in her frustration with the increasing litter around Keynsham we decided to pilot a group of litter pickers.
 
We have grown steadily over the years and we now have nearly 250 Wombles across the town. Each Womble picks an area to regularly litter pick when it suits them as well as coming together a few times a year for larger litter picks across the town.
 
We are now the main litter pickers for both the Music Festival and Winter Festival. This gives us an opportunity to reach out to the community and share why reducing litter is so important to wildlife and keeping plastic out of the ocean.
 
You can join us by filling in the form below and we will get back in contact with you to arrange to give you some equipment so you can get going.

Listen to Erica talking about the Wombles, recorded in 2016

I’d like to become a Womble

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