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Councils launch a Litter Bug Detectives Activity Trail for summer half term holiday

From Saturday 29 May to Saturday 5 June Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are running a new Litter Bug Detectives Trail for children in four parks across southern Oxfordshire.

The trails will be available in Edmonds Park in Didcot, Southern Road Recreation Ground in Thame, Abbey Garden Meadows in Abingdon and Memorial Park in Wantage.

The activities are aimed at primary school children and have been produced to promote recycling and reuse messages and explaining the damage litter does to our environment.

Each trail will be between 0.6km and 1.5km long.

Cllr Catherine Webber, Vale of White Horse District Council cabinet member for Climate Emergency and the environment, said: “While the trail offers children (and those looking after them) something fun to do in the half term holiday, there are also some important messages about recycling and managing our waste to learn along the way.”

Cllr David Rouane South Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for housing and environment said: “The councils are always looking for ways to promote recycling and reuse messages to people of all ages. It is also important to impress upon them how damaging litter can be to wildlife and our environment.”

How to take part

  1. Go to our webpage here – – download the trail map of the park to visit. The map will show a trail to 13 sites around the park
  2. At each site there will be a question on the themes of waste and recycling. The 13 answers will provide you with a letter each to make two words.
  3. Email  the two-word answer and your name and address to before midnight on Saturday 5 June (World Environment Day) and we will send you a Litter Bug Detective Certificate.