At Sedgefield Hardwick, we have been learning about the importance of caring for our area. Climate change is a huge topic and talking point currently, and it is important that we all play our part to try and help slow climate change and encourage people to recycle and create less waste.
As well as being important globally, it is also important to care for our local area. If we didn’t care for Sedgefield, litter would become a big problem all throughout the village, which would then be dangerous for local wildlife (who may eat plastic waste) as well as looking and smelling unpleasant!
As part of our project, we recently undertook a litter-pick throughout Sedgefield, focussing on the alleyways and paths around the Doctors’ surgery and the Hardwick estate (the litter
crew is pictured right).
We found a variety of waste, such as plastic, aluminium, glass, including glass bottles, crisp packets and fruit juice bottles. We mainly found these items in bushes along alleyways, but some were also along the paths.
It was very pleasing for us to find that the Village Green was very clean; in fact we could hardly find any litter at all there! We hope that everyone in our local community will continue to show such high levels of care and ensure that Sedgefield is a beautiful, litter-free place to visit all year round!