Members of the Gloucestershire College Student’s Union (SU) are aware that litter on the canal towpath near to the Gloucestershire Colleges Gloucester Campus has been a concern to both residents and students alike over recent months. Not only does dropped litter along the canal path present an eyesore to passersby, the litter can also pose a risk to local wildlife so GC Students’ Union have decided to tackle the issue head on.
On Wednesday 22nd February the SU, along with other GC student and staff volunteers, walked the path from the Llanthony Bridge to Sainsbury’s, collecting every dropped wrapper, drinks can, packet and piece of paper they could find. The 15-plus team spent an hour clearing the area.
Janine Fox, GC Student Support Assistant said; “We are lucky to have a campus in such a historic and attractive location, with the docks on one side and Llanthony Priory on the other. We encourage all of our students to have respect; not only for each other, but for the environment in which they work in. With the support of other Gloucestershire College students and staff we hope we can maintain regular litter picks along this area, and we’re proud to be able to do our bit to keep Gloucester glorious!”
The SU were especially pleased that Councillor Paul Toleman also joined the litter pick to support the students in their efforts.