New equipment for Ilkley's litter pickers

The Friends of Ilkley Moor Litter Pickers Group

The Friends of Ilkley Moor Litter Pickers Group are celebrating the arrival of their new, superior litter picking equipment bought, thanks to a generous grant of over £700 from Bradford Council.

All the volunteers have now been provided with ‘Friends of Ilkley Moor’ hi-vis vests, heavy duty litter pickers and hoops to hold open litter bags.

As one volunteer said, after trying out the new pickers and hoops, ‘they’re a game changer’.

But the FoIM volunteers are not just litter picking on the Moor. They have been fanning out throughout the town.

One pair of very active volunteers have been picking litter along The Grove and around the bandstand almost every day. Others have been along Denton Road and Middleton Woods. Another pair have been regularly active in Ben Rhydding.