Villagers rally for the Moulton, Moulton Chapel and Moulton Seas End Big Spring Clean Up
Record numbers of litter pickers joined together to clean up three villages, finding some interesting items along the way.
The Big Spring Clean Up, organised by Coun Andrew Woolf, took place in Moulton, Moulton Chapel and Moulton Seas End on Saturday morning, with villagers of all ages taking part in the Covid safe event.
Coun Woolf has been organising both the Spring and Autumn clear up events in the villages for the last three years.
He said: “The weather was good and people felt that they wanted to come out and do their bit - it was a great community effort with a record attendance and a record haul.
“It was disappointing to see the amount of rubbish we picked up.
“It’s getting there one way or another and it feels as though people have a disregard for the area they are living in or passing through. The other concern is the potential harm to wildlife.
“The amount we collected wasn’t something to be proud of but I’m very proud of the volunteers.”
Coun Woolf, who was joined by his wife Coun Wendy Woolf on the pick, said that although the centre of the villages were relatively litter free, further afield there was plenty to find.
He said: “Wendy and I went a bit further out to Hall Gate and we collected 11 bags along one side.
“Strangely, we found wellies, socks, a pair of trousers and a jumper - we couldn’t believe it and just thought ‘how does this happen?’.
“We also found a burger van’s selling board and quite a few tyres, empty spirits bottles and food wrappers.”
Coun Woolf believes that the influence of the Wombles of Spalding Common might have helped to boost numbers on Saturday’s litter pick.
He said: “I think people are aware of the good work the Wombles are going and that had a knock on effect, combined with the good weather and also pride in the area.
“It was really nice to see everyone, from familiar faces to new faces and I look forward to the next clean up.”