Cleaning-up in the Cotswolds

Apr 14 | 2018

Staff from House & Carriage Removals and Storage, based in the Cotswolds, have been out and about recently … but not for reasons you might expect.

The company’s smartly-livered trucks are normally seen on the lanes and roads of Oxfordshire moving people from country cottages and the occasional stately home. This time the whole team, including the two directors Charlie Schmidt and Tom Skelton, were out collecting litter from the verges in the area around Charlbury, Oxfordshire. Armed with pick up sticks, high-vis vests and rubbish bags (biodegradable of course) they set off for a day to serve the local community. Six hours later the four teams returned with over 120 bags of cans, bottles, plastic and the odd car bumper, all collected from just 10 miles of road.

When asked about their motivation, Charlie Schmidt said, “Giving something back to our community in this way is really just an extension of our ethos of taking pride in everything we do. Hopefully we can set an example for the wider community. We are planning more rubbish pick-up days before spring kicks in and it will definitely be an annual event for us – unless people stop littering that is!”

The clean-up team complete their task

Picture: The clean-up team from House & Carriage Removals and Storage complete their task.