Volunteers of all ages do their bit at Ickleford litter-pick

Four young participants in the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Courtesy of Ray Blake

Four young participants in the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Courtesy of Ray Blake

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Young and old came out in Ickleford to do their bit in sprucing up their village.

Two young members of the Harper family during the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Harper family Two young members of the Harper family during the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Harper family

Led by parish councillor Ray Blake with the help of Zoe Hyde, 20 volunteers collected about 30 sacks of discarded litter between them.

Mr Blake said: “The people of Ickleford have again come together as a community to make their village a nice clean place to live.”

The Bunker family during the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Bunker family The Bunker family during the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Bunker family

He added that now the village has had a good clean, it would be good if residents and visitors could use the litter bins more in future.

The volunteers focused on the main parts of Ickleford along Arlesey Road and some of the residential side roads, as well as in front of the village school and recreation ground.

A proud youngster holds up some of the haul of rubbish at the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Courtesy of Ray Blake A proud youngster holds up some of the haul of rubbish at the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Courtesy of Ray Blake

Mr Blake said they plan to do another litter-pick before the summer.

The effort prompted many positive comments from neighbours on social media, one of whom said the effort was “wonderful” and had made a huge difference.

The Harts during the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Hart family The Harts during the Ickleford litter pick. Picture: Hart family

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