Water workers help in big tidy-up

What a load of rubbish! Anglian Water staff pictured with their collection after the Willingham Woods tidy up
What a load of rubbish! Anglian Water staff pictured with their collection after the Willingham Woods tidy up
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A MARKET Rasen beauty spot has been given a summer spruce-up by a group of volunteers.

When Anglian Water employees were tasked to arrange a big tidy-up, one worker knew just where they should target.

Middle Rasen woman Jaycee Parkin, who is a business systems co-ordinator for the waste water team, suggested Willingham Woods as their community project in the ‘love every drop and love to help the community’ initiative.

And last week Jaycee was joined by 11 colleagues from across the county in the tidy-up.

“Living in Middle Rasen we often come to the woods to walk the dog,” she said.

“I have to say, we have been quite surprised by some of the things we have found.”

As well as the usual rubbish thrown down as people use the woods, the volunteers also picked up a tyre, surgical gloves, batteries and full nappies.

“We even found some dog poo someone had picked up in a bag, but then thrown down again,” added Jaycee.

“We noticed there aren’t any dog bins in the area.

“A lot of visitors came up to us while we were picking up the litter and commented on the lack of rubbish bins.

“They all seem to be near the kiosk and none in the designated picnic area, so maybe these are things that can be looked into.”