Yateley turns out to clear up community

Yateley turns out to clear up community

Yateley residents turn out to clean up community

On Saturday 29th May over 40 residents of Yateley, Frogmore and Darby Green did their part to clean up their local area by taking part in a mass litter pick. Organised by Yateley Town Council, and as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, over 45 huge bags of litter were collected from hedgerow, verges and ditches in surrounding areas.

Alongside Councillors, Officers and local residents, Yateley & District Lions Club and the Air Cadets (Yateley & Eversley Squadron) kindly volunteered their time to help distribute equipment, refreshments and to assist those who generously gave their time to help make their local area a cleaner place to live.

In addition to regular litter such as crisp packets and cans, volunteers also found an old chair, pram, tyres, fencing and even an old television.

Yateley Town Council would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took part. To see how much litter was collected in a short space of time highlights the extent of the issue in the town, and so the Council intend to host many more litter picks in the future to raise awareness of littering. The contribution of time by so many Litter Heroes goes a long way to better the local environment, and it allows Yateley, Frogmore and Darby Green to continue to be wonderful places to live.