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Critchill Crew boost Rangers’ September clean-up

Frome Town Council’s team of Rangers had a boost for September’s community clean-up by being joined by the Critchill volunteer squad and also the Mayor. 

The Rangers target a particular spot for a blitz litter-pick each month and this month was the turn of Welshmill Woods.

Critchill School have established a squad of volunteer rangers who already do a weekly litter pick in Nunney Road and have formally adopted the flower beds in Badcox that they have weeded and will plant with flowers. They are keen to expand on this work and enthusiastically joined the Rangers for the clean-up at Welshmill.

All the volunteers were delighted that the Mayor pitched in to help too, if a little disappointed that she wasn’t wearing her chain of office!

Numerous bags of litter were cleared up along with a rusty road sign and several other bits and pieces.

This leads on nicely into ‘October Watch’. Frome Town Councillor Richard Ackroyd explains, “We want Frome to look and feel clean throughout the year. We’re not doing quite as well as we should be and we want to know what the problems are and where they are.

“To do this we want everyone in the town to send us reports throughout October – photos of litter and dog mess; photos of unloved roads and car parks; photos of full bins, overhanging branches and blocked drains. You can report this to our very own designated email address keepfrome clean@frome towncouncil or on the Council’s October Watch event on Facebook  and www.fixmystreet .com.”

If you would like to get involved with Frome’s local monthly clean-ups then contact or call 01373 465757.