Chesterfield community transformed thanks to 'best turnout' for litter pick

A community near Chesterfield is the latest to be transformed through the hard work of volunteers taking part in a litter pick.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:59 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:03 pm

The big clean up was organised by members of the Inkersall Community Group on Facebook and took place in the sunshine on Sunday, April 17.

Organisers say it was their best turnout yet and thanked people for doing their bit to improve the area.

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Members of the Inkersall community gather for their litter pick.

Coun Dean Rhodes, Inkersall parish councillor, who took part in the litter pick, said: “It’s the best turnout that we have seen in community litter picks in Inkersall.

"All the volunteers should be proud of what they have achieved to collect this amount of rubbish in such a short amount of time.”

Event organiser Rosemary Adams described the litter pick as a ‘great turnout’ and said she was impressed with the number of bags of rubbish collected.

Volunteers were kitted out in high-vis jackets and were given litter pickers to keep them safe.

They collected and bagged up litter from locations across Inkersall.

Inkersall Community Group has thanked Chesterfield Borough Council for collecting all the rubbish picked up from a designated location after Sunday’s event.

Chesterfield Litter Picking Group has also arranged a series of events across the area – the most recent collecting more than 100 bags of rubbish in Clay Cross – and further litter picks are being planned across north Derbyshire.

To be involved in the next litter pick in Inkersall, join Inkersall Community Group on Facebook and find out more information.

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