Action against litter louts

Volunteers of all age met up to help keep their village litter-free and were astonished at the amount of rubbish they collected
Volunteers of all age met up to help keep their village litter-free and were astonished at the amount of rubbish they collected

IT WAS a busy time for volunteers from the Osgodby Parish Community Action Team as they took part in a litter pick.

About 40 people of all ages, assembled to walk the streets and lanes around Osgodby, Kirkby and Kingerby, retrieving huge quantities of rubbish from the hedgerows and verges.

A considerable amount of litter was also collected from the lay-by at Usselby, but the volunteers could not reach a large quantity of tins, bottles and cans that had been dumped in a ditch.

One volunteer reported there was so much rubbish, it would have be collected by mechanical means.

As the volunteers returned to the Village Hall with their litter-laden bags, other members used vans to bring back the bulkier items, and as the pile grew, everybody was visibly shocked, not only by the quantity of rubbish collected, but by the items being collected – car tyres, bathroom fittings, cloths and oil drums amongst the many bags.

Mike Ormian, chairman of the Community Action Team said: “I am delighted with the number of people who turned out today and was especially heartened to see the younger members of our community doing their bit for the environment.

“Keeping our parish litter-free and looking attractive makes living here an even greater pleasure – we should be proud of what we have.”

A plant swap in the village hall also proved to be a great success.

Almost £40 was raised for future community projects.