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Stonebridge litter pick

The Stonebridge community litter pick on Saturday 21st March was a great success.

Organisers, Phil and Annabel Macey and Adam Boyden said, “Over 20 volunteers took part, including a number of younger members of our community. They all worked enthusiastically for an hour making a significant difference to the area.

“Most of the rubbish we collected was in the bushes and brambles next to paths, open spaces and in the stream.  We found a lot of drinks bottles, cans and food wrapping waste, as well as an old chair and parts of a HiFi.

“We also identified some litter hotspots which will be passed onto the Mendip’s contractors for them to clean up.  One area in particular was the bushes around the edge of the Showfield.

“The number of volunteers was more than we’ve ever had, this is probably down to the good weather and advance publicity, but it is clear many people in this area of Frome care about keeping the area in a good condition.

The intent is to repeat this community event again in the autumn, so if you’re keen to help in the future, watch-out for publicity.”

Adam added, “I’m aware of three other litter picks held recently, organised by Chris Stringer (Frome Town Council’s environmental manager) and Friends of the River Frome, and I think there was even one in the Leys estate. So altogether we’ve given Frome a good spring clean!”