Volunteers fill 22 bags of rubbish

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Volunteers at a litter pick in Chilton collected 22 bags of rubbish with volunteers from the age of 10 helping to clean up their community.

A group of eight volunteers, along with Sudbury Town Council warden Bradley Smith, gave up three hours of their time on Saturday to trawl the verges lining Church Field Road for litter.

The yearly event – organised by Sudbury Town Council in conjunction with Chilton Parish Council and the rotary club – relies on the participation of volunteers from the local community.

Mr Smith said the town council had provided litter pickers and bags to enable him to work with those who came along to help.

He said it was encouraging to see younger volunteers getting involved to help look after the environment.

The group managed to cover the main roads where they picked up discarded tyres and part of a fridge.

Mr Smith said it looked like most of the litter has been thrown out of cars and left on the side of the road.

“You don’t see many people walking on that road,” he said. “Obviously people shouldn’t have to do litter picks and others should keep the area clean.

“To do it, we are reliant 100 per cent on volunteers.”

He hopes the litter pick will become a biannual scheme to help make the clean-up operation easier.

But he was pleased with this year’s efforts and all the support from those who came out to help.