'Sorry collection' of filled dog poo bags blight Folkestone village as litter picker volunteers in Etchinghill strive to clear rubbish

Contributed by editor on Apr 16, 2018 - 11:25 AM

By Susan Carey

Residents in Etchinghill turned out on 14 April for their biannual clean up of the village.


Twice a year is all it takes to keep on top of the litter in Etchinghill and on each successive litterpick less is found.


There is seldom any litter on the residential streets in the village but on through routes and where people walk their dogs there’s the usual sorry collection of  filled dog poo bags, plastic bottles and cans.


A few of the community minded volunteers at the start of the litterpick  Photo: Susan Carey


In one case the can had been neatly flattened before being discarded on the verge.


The Etchinghill volunteers use equipment provided by Folkestone & Hythe District Council including High Visibility Vests with the message - KEEP ETCHINGHILL CLEAN DON’T DROP LITTER BIN IT.


Cllr Susan Carey at work in Etchinghill

Local councillor Susan Carey said, ‘How much trouble can it be to take your litter home or at least as far as the nearest bin? These are lovely lanes and there’s no excuse for littering them. Well done to our volunteers for making the village look its best.’


A volunteers setting off on the Etchinghill litterpick Photo: Susan Carey

If you’d like to make a difference then join the next litterpick at Lyminge please come along to the village hall at 10.00am on Saturday 5 May. Just bring yourself, equipment is provided (including child sized).


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