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Village Litter Pick ahead of Remembrance Day Sunday

A report from the team leader, Bridget Graham: –

Across the three days, six volunteers gave their time, although Saturday’s work was cut short because of the rain. 12 kgs of rubbish (about 4 full bags) plus a caravan cushion were removed, with Crack Lane producing near 2 bags worth of cans (about 25) and various rubbish, despite 62 cans of rubbish being removed in September.  As a new volunteer said “I drove up here yesterday and it looked fine. I can’t believe how much rubbish there is here.” Cigarette stubs had mostly been washed down the drains and out to sea in the heavy rain earlier in the week. Leaves and the gutters around the entrance to Church Close were cleared on the morning of 10th November as we hadn’t been able to tackle this on Saturday morning because of poor weather.

The rubbish was collected promptly by Dorset Waste Partnership from Putlake on Monday morning.

Once again, the National Trust’s ranger team supported the pick by lending gloves and additional pickers and by providing bags for the rubbish. (end)

Our heartfelt thanks to all the litter team and supporters for all the amazing work you do for Langton Matravers, and a special thank you to Bridget from all the Parish Council !.