A tyre, clothes and takeaway food was some of the rubbish unearthed by litter pickers in Epsom.
The group, featuring locals and a borough councillor picked up 54 bags, or 400kg worth of litter from the town.
Desylvia Owusu-Appianing, one volunteer who was present, says: “We do it as often as we can. Since we’ve been in a lockdown, we haven’t been able to do it [as much].”
She recalls the alleyway opposite Nando’s being one of the areas worst affected by litter, with everything from food to leftover debris lying around. She recalls: “Anything you could think of was over there.”
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Over the space of a few hours, a total of 21 volunteers divided themselves into groups and picked litter in line with social distancing guidelines.
Their litter picks are fairly regular for the group, but this one was a particularly big one for them, being the first proper meeting since lockdown.
The litter pick was organised by the World Mission Society Church of God, and an Epsom and Ewell borough councillor, Arthur Abdulin was also involved.
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