Bags of enthusiasm from Bath firms for Stone King’s litter pick

September 30, 2019

More than 40 volunteers from Bath businesses turned out to support a litter pick organised by law firm Stone King to clean up part of the city.

They helped clear rubbish from a stretch of the River Avon along with some surrounding streets, including the Lower Bristol Road, parts of Widcombe and Oldfield Park.

In total 30 bags of litter were collected in just an hour – with the haul ranging from discarded plastics and cans to unwanted household items, including a disposable barbecue still wrapped in cellophane, a coat and a bed sheet.

Joining the Bath office of Stone King were staff from Buro Happold, Circus Journal, Event Organisers Network, Fidelius, Girl Monday, Loake, Longmayne,  Milsted Landon, Nick Hems, Pippa Rose Lifestyle, Pure Planet, St John’s Foundation and Taste of Bath as well as two councillors – Sue Craig (Lib Dem, Kingsmead) and June Player (Independents, Westmoreland).

Stone King managing partner Steven Greenwood said he was delighted by the response to the event. “It was heartening to see so many businesses wanting to join our initiative to keep Bath litter free.

“Commitment to the local community and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are extremely important to us and we were delighted that so many local businesses felt the same.

“We are grateful to everyone who gave up an hour of their time to help benefit the city.”

Milsted Langdon general practice manager Dan Kenyon said staff from the accountancy firm’s Bath office were pleased to take part in the event.

“The Bath Litter Pick was a great initiative to bring the local business community together to keep our World Heritage City free from litter.”

Helping to contribute to a nicer environment was one reason why Taste of Bath director Helen Rich signed up to take part in the litter pick.

“It’s so important for businesses to engage in their city, we champion local food, but we also want to champion a nicer and better environment for tourists and residents alike,” she said.

“Well done Stone King for organising such a fun and proactive event.”

Jim Grant, CEO of Bath-based financial advice firm, added: “Our beautiful city of Bath needs to be kept beautiful. We were delighted to support the Big Bath Clean-Up with Stone King’s littler pick initiative”.

The Bath litter pick was part of an initiative by the firm, with its offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London also staging similar rubbish round-ups.

Stone King plans to hold further litter picks. Businesses wanting to take part should email

Pictured at the litter pick. Back row, from left: Dan Kenyon, Paul Wainwright, Steven Greenwood, Emma Comley, Claire Wisener, Charlie Taylor and Simon Tapscott. Front row: Fatima Polder, Helen Rich, Franco de la Croix-Vaubois, Elle Chappell and Mario the dog



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