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18th Sep, 2021

Droitwich Spa Litter Squad collects 20 bags of rubbish around town's church

TENACIOUS litter pickers collected 20 bags of rubbish in Droitwich.

The Droitwich Litter Spa Litter Squad which undertook the clean-up was started by Clive Sherman earlier this year.

Since then they have been picking and plucking their way around the town, advertising their litterpicks and photographs of their hauls on the Facebook page.

The group has been boosted by an extra 20 members who all signed up in the last week alone.

Wychavon District Council has supported the group by providing equipment, including litter picking sticks, blue bags and safety gloves to those who adopt a street to look after.

Yesterday Coun John Hartley joined the group at St Augustine’s Church, Dodderhill, which was used as a base and a collection point.

Ten volunteers started at 8am and finished at 10am and, although most of the bags were full of tins and plastics, a number of strange items were found, including an electric can opener, a vanity mirror cabinet and two tyres.

Coun Hartley said: “Interestingly, lots of rubbish seemed to be centred upon a bench in the seclured walkway, so I will be making enquiries to see if this bench can be relocated to a more open location, rather than used as a congregation spot.”

This Sunday coming, July 12, there will be a Droitwich Central litterpick, starting from 8am at St Nicholas’ Church car park.

Councillors Richard Morris and George Duffy will also be joining the group.

More details are available on this litterpick and others on the group’s Facebook page .

Or click here for more information and to sign up to Wychavon District Council’s Adopt a Street scheme.

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