Workers become Wombles for a day to clean up in Keynsham

Published on: 04 Oct 2014

Thumbnail Image

A small but dedicated group from Redhills Plc Ltd grabbed their grabbers, donned gloves and attacked the area around the Lock Keeper pub to clear litter, writes Amanda Turner. 

Joined by some Keynsham Wombles, they together amassed some 35 bags of rubbish on September 26, which were collected by B&NES Council later that day.

Some of the more unusual finds were a chemical toilet, bike helmet, fishing rod, deer carcass, computer screen and a jacket.  This was part of a nationwide community project for environmental consultancy Redhills.

The main aim of Keynsham Wombles is to build a network of people who promise to look after an area of Keynsham on a weekly basis. It could be their own road, or a footpath they walk regularly, etc.  They normally do this on their own, but also get together once every few months and litter pick a larger area that is a particular problem area. 

Keynsham Wombles’ next litter picking event will be the perimeter fence of Wellsway School and surrounding fields on Saturday, October 25, from 2-4pm. Email if you would like to help, or just turn up on the day.

For more information, contact Erica at or visit

Comments (0)

Add a new comment:* (Allowed tags: <b><i><br>)

*Mandatory fields