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Love Medway Team

22 Mar 2023

Medway resident Kieran Poole has a unique way of playing snooker. He pots litter on Instagram.

Medway resident Kieran Poole has a unique way of playing snooker. He pots litter on Instagram. Since moving here last year, Kieran has been out each week litterpicking around the Walderslade area and uses some of the items as part of trick-shots on his snooker table. The idea came to him during the pandemic.


He said, “Throughout the first lockdown, I did trick-shots on my table with household objects such as a toaster, microwave, or wooden spoon. Even a vacuum cleaner. Then, when I came to Medway in November, I noticed the issue with litter and wanted to find a creative way of utilising it.”


Littering has always frustrated Kieran, aged 30. “Litter is horrible. Particularly on Heron Way in Walderslade where I have picked up hundreds of cans and plastic bottles on the roadside. I make sure these are recycled and some are used for my trick-shots,” he told us.


You can watch Kieran’s efforts on Instagram by searching for @RubbishSnooker.


We assume the name was not hard to come by. “Rubbish Snooker felt very apt,” he answered. “Plus, with a surname like mine (Poole), I have often thought ‘Rubbish At’ would have been a good middle name.”


When he is not potting trash into pockets, Kieran also volunteers as part of The Lordswood and Walderslade Community Litter Group.


The group is run by local resident Mary McAllister. She said, “It is so nice to see a young person caring so much about the area where they live and making it better for others.”

Follow Kieran on Instagram at @RubbishSnooker.