Throughout the year many people help us by undertaking litter picking sessions. Chellaston Scout group do periodic sessions and we are aware of many dog walkers and individuals who also help by collecting rubbish they come across as they walk the reserve. This may seem a very simple thing but it is an essential part of keeping the Nature Reserve looking good and it is help that we value greatly. We offer our sincere thanks to everyone who helps in this way. Each summer the reserve is judged for a Community Green flag award and one of the things that lose points is litter, so litter picking really is a vital task.

Small amounts of litter that are collected can be left in or by the litter bins, either on the Bensley Close car park or adjacent to the footpath on Pit Close. It will be collected by Derby City Council.