The Goffs Oak Community Association (GOCA) coordinated their second litter pick of 2019 on Sunday 20 October.

Following on from the success of their first Goffs Oak Village community litter pick in April, the group’s coordinators worked with local volunteers to target the Community garden and the surrounding area.

Volunteers donated their time and the Council supported their efforts by providing litter picking equipment, local land ownership knowledge, and clearance of the collected litter at the end of the event.

Around 30 sacks of discarded rubbish and garden waste were cleared.

The results were evident and rewarding for the volunteers, and the wider community.

Murray Scott, one of the Council’s most active ‘Adopt-a-Street’ volunteers and the key contact for the GOCA’s coordinated litter picks said: “All in all, it was a great effort by volunteers who spent their Sunday morning clearing our local environment. We hope that other groups in the Borough will be encouraged by our efforts. It really is a rewarding commitment and good for the community.”

“Thank you to the Broxbourne Borough Council for supporting this event and to The Comrades Club for providing refreshments.”

GOCA is already planning two more litter picks to take place in 2020 during March/April and September/October.

This form of community action makes a real difference, helping the Council to maintain the local environment, making it a more enjoyable place for its residents and visitors.

If you would like to introduce a volunteer action group in your area to help care for local green spaces, footpath network and other public access areas, please email