Lyme Regis environmental groups looking for litter-picking volunteers

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Litter pickers from Tuyrn Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis, pictured with the mayor and mayoress, Cllr Brian and Wendy Larcombe, and town crier Alan Vian

TURN Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis are looking for volunteers so they can get back to tackling the problem of litter – not just on our beaches but also inland too.

Last Saturday a litter pick was held on the pavement between Charmouth roundabout and Lyme Regis Football Club.

Six volunteers with support and advice from Litter Free Dorset spent the morning filling several bags of rubbish collected.

Waste was mostly cans and plastic bottles, crisp and sweet wrappers, though clothing, larger household items and several wing mirrors were also found.

Janet Breeze and Caroline Aldridge have taken over organising the litter picks from Krys Lavery after she had expertly organised beach cleans for more than six years.

Janet said: “Krys has done such a great job and we were amazed there is such a lot of behind the scenes work and support.

“Litter Free Dorset have been incredibly supportive, providing a health and safety course and insurance cover for volunteers, Lyme Regis Football Club provided parking for volunteers on this litter pick, and Lyme Regis Town Council provided the skip. A real team effort!”

At the end of the litter pick the team received a surprise personal thank you as the mayor, mayoress and town crier happened to be passing just as they finished.

Anybody who is interested in taking part in future litter picks in and around Lyme Regis – occasionally or on a regular basis – can email Janet and Caroline on litterfreelyme@gmail.com for further details.

Woodmead Halls

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