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Ackleton residents carry out successful litter pick, with council help

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The litter collected by the Ackleton volunteers

A successful community litter pick has been undertaken by volunteers from the Ackleton Residents litter picking group.

The group worked hard to clear litter and flytipped waste from in and around the village.

Approximately 20 bags of litter were collected, along with builders’ bags, tyres, hub caps and other broken car parts.

Shropshire Council supplied litter pickers to the volunteers, provided bags for the tidy up, and arranged for the waste to be collected from site for disposal.

The group carries out regular litter picks and has recently seen an increase in numbers as more people volunteer to help.

Some of the Ackleton volunteers

Dan Morris, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for environmental maintenance, said:

“We thank the Ackelton Residents for their continued efforts to keep the village clean and free of litter. They clearly take great pride in their village and surrounding area and their efforts really are making a difference. I’m delighted that the council has been able to help.”

Any community groups that would like to request help with litter picking should contact Shropshire Council at streetscene@shropshire.gov.uk