A POPULAR mass litter pick saw a ‘considerable’ amount of rubbish removed after the event returned to the streets and beaches of Bridport.
‘From Street to Sea’ took place on the morning of Sunday, May 15 and saw people leaving no stone unturned - picking up litter on the streets, on green spaces, on the rivers and on the beach.
The event, which is organised by Bridport Litter Free Street Champions and the West Bay Beach Clean Group, was the third event.
It saw a community ‘who really cares’ come together, with some getting competitive with fellow pickers over who could collect the most rubbish.
Bridport Town Mayor Ian Bark said: “It was wonderful to see young and old, single people, couples and groups including members of the Bridport Youth Football Club who did a splendid job picking around the St Mary’s Sports Field area and along the riverbank.
“At all three sites the Co-op, Morrisons and the Watch House Café, the numbers getting involved was up on previous events and the volume of litter removed was considerable.
“One notable difference this time was the reduction of large items such as tyres. Pickers working along the riverbank areas did comment on the number of large items such as shopping trolleys and wheelbarrows in the river or on the riverbank.
“I was really pleased to see the number of first-time pickers joining in on the day. All of them commented on their surprise at just how much litter they were finding and how much fun they had had competing with each other to see whose bag was the heaviest.
“The Bridport Litter Free Street Champions, West Bay Beach Clean Volunteers and all of those people who joined in the pick on Sunday are another example of a small community, and one which really cares about the community and environment in which they live.
“My thanks to Scott Morrison, Sarah West, Robin Boston, Keira Tait and Lesley Windsor for all their support and hard work in making this event the success it is.”
The next ‘From Street to Sea’ Bridport mass litter pick is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 16.
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