Some volunteers from the Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG) have set up a litter picking group to help keep Highams Park clean and tidy. We run regular litter picking sessions and everyone is welcome to come along and help. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, carer or guardian at all times.
We provide all the necessary equipment but we suggest that you wear sturdy footwear and old clothes if you come along to help.
We don’t clear up fly tips but we have provided some guidance at the bottom of this page. on how to report a fly tip if you see one.
If you want to volunteer to help, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the mailing list and let you know where and when the sessions will be.
Litter Picks in 2020:
The litter picks scheduled in 2020 will all be on Saturday mornings every six weeks from 10:30 am until 12 noon but please feel free to come and go as you please, we are just pleased to have your help!
We will also do “pop up” litter picks in between to deal with any litter hotspots that occur and we will notify people through emails and by Facebook posts.
Litter Picking Dates:
We regret that all litter picking sessions are suspended due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We wish you all well and will let you know when we resume our activities.
Meeting point for litter picks:
Unless otherwise advised we will meet at Humphry’s Cafe in the Highams Park IG8 9RF.
We don’t know the locations of all the next litter picks yet, as it depends where the untidy spots are noticed in the week before the pick; but if you see an area that you think needs cleaning up, please let us know using this email address email@example.com
Reporting fly tips
Waltham Forest Council deals with fly tips on the streets and other Council land but the City Corporation is responsible for fly tips in Epping Forest.
If you see a fly tip on public/Council land please report it using this link to the Council’s website where further guidance is provided: https://walthamforest.gov.uk/content/fly-tipping
If you see a fly tip in Epping Forest (which includes Highams Park Lake but not the nearby park) please report it to the Epping Forest Conservators using this link: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/epping-forest/about-us/Pages/Keeping-the-Forest-tidy.aspx
Please note: Ainslie Wood, Mallinson Wood, Larks Wood and The Highams Park are not part of Epping Forest and any fly tips should be reported to Waltham Forest Council.
With special thanks to Clean Up UK who have lent us the equipment for the litter picking sessions and the team at Waltham Forest Council who provide us with bin bags and collect the refuse bags for us after each litter pick.
Pictures of Litter Pick on 22nd February 2020
Here’s a few pictures of some of the HP Litter Pickers and their hauls after the litter picks 2019: