Surfleet is looking smarter now thanks to a litter pick by members of the community.
Seven people took part in South Holland District Council’s latest Litter Blitz venue.
The pick focused on local litter hotspots including the A16 underpass and the reservoir.
Local resident and Surfleet parish councillor Judy Chapman organised the event as part of the environmental parish plan to help keep Surfleet tidy.
District council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins, who helped organise the event and was helped on the day, said: “Despite bad weather at the start there was a good turn out and over ten bags of rubbish were collected.
“Some odd items were discovered including a discarded pair of socks and a few Lego bricks!”
Trevor Wright and his grandsons Finlay and Eden helped clear up the reservoir and the underpass and managed to collect five bags of litter between them.
Laura is hoping to organise another round of litter picks after the success of those that took place last October. These will be in various locations across the district to help spruce it up.
Meanwhile, plans for the district council’s Community Litter Warden scheme are progressing.
The aim is to get the local community involved in helping keep their local area tidy and litter free.
For more information about the Community Litter Warden scheme or for details on arranging your own community litter pick contact Laura Simpkins on 01775 761161.