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Volunteers turn out in force for annual litter pick

PUBLISHED: 17:02 19 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:05 19 March 2019

Some of the 60 volunteers who turned out to help with an annual litter pick in the two mid-Norfolk villages of Hoe and Worthing.
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Some of the 60 volunteers who turned out to help with an annual litter pick in the two mid-Norfolk villages of Hoe and Worthing. Photo: submitted

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Sixty volunteers braved gales and sub-zero temperatures to collect 70 sacks of rubbish, during an annual litter pick held in two mid-Norfolk villages.

Started ten years ago in Hoe and Worthing, the three-day event has become an important feature of the parish calendar.

And while volunteers no longer have to deal with the 300 sackfuls they collected during the first litter pick in 2009, 70 sacks still represents an estimated 1,000 pieces of rubbish.

Litter pick team member Trevor Wood, who is Hoe and Worthing parish clerk, said the parish enjoyed high participation in community events, with many people turning out to meetings and getting involved in local initiatives.

He added: “Unfortunately, among the discarded rubbish was the remains of a young badger, which provided a poignant reminder that what is thoughtlessly thrown away poses a threat to wildlife and a threat to the whole delicately balanced local ecology.”

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