As we reported in our last newsletter, we continue to see the abuse of illegal drugs in our community. Woodston In Action Volunteers have been provided with equipment and awareness of needles so they can be safe when clearing up litter where drug waste is also found. On the other side of the river, volunteers from the Thorpe Gate area spent a weekend recently clearing up abandoned rough sleeper encampments and found another 23 dirty needles amongst piles of rubbish.
Andrew Willey of Woodston in Action is now recruiting volunteers for the abandoned encampments on the Southern riverbanks on Saturday 13th April 9.30am to 12pm. This is for adults only as there is a risk of finding more needles – although suitable trained and equipped volunteers will be on site to deal with the problem waste.