RESIDENTS across the Wokingham Borough community took part in the Annual Community Litter Pick last weekend.

Attendees of the litter pick were given litter pickers and safety vests to clear litter around the Borough.

The litter pickers met in several locations including the town hall, The Limmerhill Entrance to Fox Hill Woods, The Pinewood Centre, Finchampstead Baptist Centre and The Hawthorns Primary School.

The events were organised by Wokingham Borough Council, town and parish councils, neighbourhood action groups, environmental groups and residents.

The idea behind the litter picks was to try and make the borough a cleaner and brighter place for residents to live in and to maintain a sense of pride amongst the community.

Councillor John Halsall, executive member for environment, said: “The annual community litter pick is a great demonstration of the pride that our residents have for their local areas and their willingness give their time and get involved in making the borough a better place for everyone.

“I am very grateful for the time that each person is able to give to this event and I hope that they are also able to have some fun and enjoyment as well as the satisfaction of a job well-done.”

At the Pinewood Centre nearly 70 people attended the litter pick including children from the Cubs and Beavers.

The event supports Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean, which aims to raise awareness about the impact of littering as well as the effort it takes every day to keep the borough tidy.

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