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Burston and Shimpling villagers join forces to clear roads and lanes of litter




Volunteers collected 30 bags of litter in Burston and Shimpling on April 6.

Nigel Frankland, Alison Wakeham and Jim Rudd were among the 20 people who took part in the litter pick. Pictures by Mark Bullimore.
Nigel Frankland, Alison Wakeham and Jim Rudd were among the 20 people who took part in the litter pick. Pictures by Mark Bullimore.

Organised by the parish council, 20 people of all ages were equipped with picks and high-vis jackets and cleared 10 miles of roads and lanes in the parish.

Parish council chairman Nigel Frankland said: β€œThe litter pick is an annual event, and is necessary as so much rubbish is thrown out of car windows by motorists passing through the villages.”

During the event, which started at 10am, 10 large bags of recyclable material, including cans – most of which were for alcoholic drinks – and bottles were collected.

The non-recyclable material filled 20 bags.

Afterwards, all volunteers were treated to coffee and cake at the coffee morning of the Friends of Burston Church, which took place at the same time.



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