Keep Hecky Tidy is a local community group whose aim is to bring a new sense of pride to Heckmondwike by regularly carrying out litter picks, tackling ‘grot spots’ and reporting fly tipping within the town.
The group was established in April 2019, by John and Liz Gautry who got tired of seeing endless rubbish around Heckmondwike town and decided to do something about it.
Volunteer Role TitleVolunteer Litter Picker
About the Volunteer Role
We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the Heckmondwike area. Keep Hecky Tidy are keen to bring back a sense of pride in the town and go out regularly to tidy up areas around the town.
We generally have a communal pick on Sunday afternoons targeting areas which have become, as we call them, ‘grot spots’. Litter is picked and disposed of through council channels, with any fly tipping or anti-social behaviour reported.
A litter picker, bag hoop and gloves will be provided for all volunteers attending and instruction will be given. All abilities are catered for and all are welcome. For those who do not want to venture too far we also support and encourage people to 'adopt' an area near to them and litter pick there - all equipment and support will be provided.
Although we meet every week, volunteers are not expected to attend every meeting therefore this role is very flexible.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sYes
Minimum AgeOver 14s unsupervised, Under 14s we ask that a parent or guardian accompany.
Type of roleGardening / Conservation / Practical
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