The Wombles were eager to help Banbury residents become green heroes when they were seen out and about as part of the national Big Tidy Up campaign.
Thanks to a partnership between Sanctuary Housing and Cherwell District Council, a day of eco-friendly events took place to support the campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy.
Dressing up as Wombles, the 1st Easington Brownies got busy with a litter pick across Grimsbury and Castle ward.
Shoppers in Banbury were then greeted by the Wombles, keen to speak to the community about how they can reduce their waste.
Also during the day, visitors to Banbury Town Market were able to make a green pledge on a litter and recycling tree. Pledges ranged from “I will learn to recycle” to “We will not drop litter”.
Councillor Tony Ilott, Cherwell District Council’s lead member for clean and green, said: “Many hands make light work so it was great to see lots of people working together and donating a small amount of time to making a big difference to their community.
“Hopefully this event will have inspired people to think more closely about where and how they live and what steps they can take to ensuring it is as clean and green as possible.”
Sanctuary in Cherwell
Sanctuary Housing manages over 5,000 properties in the Cherwell area and works with the wider community as part of their Neighbourhoods plan.
Meera Murali, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships officer, said: “We were happy to support this event and hope the campaign has raised some awareness around reducing waste and keeping Banbury tidy."