Villagers roll up their sleeves and pick up litter in South Witham

The Crook family litter-picks in South Witham.

The Crook family litter-picks in South Witham.

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VILLAGERS are doing their bit to keep their village of South Witham gleaming.

Around 25 people gathered last Sunday to take part in the annual litter pick.

This is the second year the community has come together to make their village a cleaner, tidier place to live.

Sarah Beardmore was one of the volunteers.

She said: “The sun shone which was great and South Kesteven District Council had kindly lent us the pickers, bags and high visibility vests.”

The volunteers, which included youngsters, came across all kinds of bizarre objects as well as the usual crisp packets and drink cans. They also picked two children’s bikes out of the River Witham, a car exhaust and various metal objects.

Following the morning’s work, the volunteers gathered at the village hall to indulge in tea and cakes.

Sarah said: “Refreshment well deserved.”

South Witham Parish Council chairman Martin Wilkins said it was wonderful to have so many people willing to “roll up their sleeves” and get stuck in.

Pictured is the Crook family, including children Isaac, Erin, Amy and Joshua.