Love Langton’s founder and co-ordinator, Bridget Mayes, reports on Love Langton’s latest series of litter picks in support of the Great British Spring Clean:
“Ten volunteers turned out for Love Langton’s Spring litter pick, which is run over three or four mornings to give date options, but also to allow for any poor weather and to choose the right routes for the right volunteers as Langton Matravers includes a lot of National Trust land including Dancing Ledge and the extensive network of public footpaths, the hamlet of Acton and the centre of the village.
“22kgs of rubbish was removed from across the High St, around Acton and even from Dancing Ledge. Only two masks, one pair of pants, a lonely sock, but lots of cigarette butts in the village which can go out to sea down the drains, and a lot of lingering dog poo bags and a few piles of dog poo which just spread plastic and diseases.
“We need to help keep farm animals safe from bugs by putting this stuff straight in a bin, even if it means walking a bit to get it there. ‘But not as bad as we expected, which is great to see.’ reported one of the team.
“Thank you to every one who gave up their time and who worked so hard.”
If you’d like to help with future events in Langton, please contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org