Due to COVID restrictions our Spring annual litter pick was delayed until September this year. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped by clearing litter from footpaths, roadside verges and ditches within our parish boundary. We were able to clear all the routes into Burston and Shimpling as well as several public footpaths and the playing fields. Thanks go to: Andy, Andrew and Amanda, Wendy, Lucy and Edward, Norma, Linda, Lindsey, Mike and Yvonne, Nigel, Keith and Tony.
Our thanks also go to the villagers who regularly clear up litter to keep our village tidy- it is greatly appreciated.
Nine bags of rubbish were collected, less than previous years, however this may have bee due to the length of the grass in the ditches which made it more difficult to litter pick. It was concerning that a large amount of rubbish is being left in the lay-by just outside the 30mph limit on Rectory Road and that facemasks, wipes and disposable gloves were being discarded in Shimpling.
Next year we hope to be able to complete the annual litter pick at our usual time in the spring.