Litter pickers clean up Leicester Road area of Melton

Volunteers who turned for a Melton Matters litter pick in the Leicester Road area of the town EMN-180810-171138001
Volunteers who turned for a Melton Matters litter pick in the Leicester Road area of the town EMN-180810-171138001
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Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday to clear litter strewn around the Leicester Road area of Melton.

And those who took part in the exercise, organised by community group Melton Matters, are keen to do it again elsewhere in the town in the near future.

Volunteers get to work on a Melton Matters litter pick in the Leicester Road area of the town EMN-180810-171149001

Volunteers get to work on a Melton Matters litter pick in the Leicester Road area of the town EMN-180810-171149001

The litter pickers filled several bin bags with rubbish in just two hours as they looked in the hedgerows, footpaths and open ground.

Main organiser Chris Fisher, of Melton Matters, said: “We had a great turn out at the litter pick.

“A lot of the people that came said they want to come to future litter picks.

“Melton Matters is trying to purchase some litter picking tools for ourselves, especially for planned future litter picks.”