Cubs litter-picking and Beavers balsam bashing

You may have spotted the 3rd Chieveley Cubs doing a litter-pick around the village in recent weeks. Their collection focussed on the recreation grounds, footpaths and residential areas, complementing the litter-pick on the faster approach roads by Mary Leslie-Smith and a team of adult volunteers.

A shocking volume and range of litter was collected. As well as the usual crisp packets, balls, bottles and cans, the Cubs also retrieved batteries, a coathanger, rope and even an archery arrow! While they gained great satisfaction in filling their bags, they were clearly surprised and concerned as to why all this rubbish had been discarded – they had some very animated and emotional discussions as to how we all needed to take better care of our village and planet.

Also, don’t be alarmed if you see our Beavers ‘Balsam Bashing’ near Dennison Barracks later this week – they’ll be helping to clear Himalayan Balsam, an invasive weed which can grow as high as six-foot and is taking over many areas. They’ll be cutting and pulling up the plants before their flowers set to seed and they spread further.

If you’d like to know more about our village Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, please visit our page here on MyChieveley.

Cubs litter pick