Fifteen members and supporters of Shaw Residents’ Association in West Swindon came together in the sunshine for a big litter pick in and around Shaw Village Centre on Saturday 13 April.
In just two hours they managed to clear undergrowth and planting beds to fill about 40 black bags with litter – a dramatic illustration of how rubbish people throw away without thinking of the effect it has in their own community.
Swindon Council community facilties officer Gail Light said: "It was an amazing turnout; the volunteers made such a huge difference to the area. The more groups that participate in this sort of event would soon make West Swindon a better place to live.
Thanks to the Village Inn for providing refreshments for all the volunteers
Litter pickers, bags, high-vis vests and gloves were supplied by Swindon Council.