Compton Dando volunteers clear lanes of litter

ABOUT 20 volunteers from Compton Dando and the surrounding area got together to pick litter in the lanes around the villages.

The annual event at the end of February always attracts a lot of helpers.

Organiser Sarah Wilson said: “Luckily the weather was kind. We covered all the lanes in and out of Compton Dando, including the lane to Burnett.

“A big thank-you to Erica of Keynsham Wombles for the loan of hi-vis jackets, gloves and picking equipment and also to the B&NE’s cleansing team, who do a fabulous job of collecting all the rubbish we collect.

“Along with the usual assortment of bottles, cans, and takeaway packaging, we also found gallons of chip fat!

“This year’s haul was a little less than in previous years and this is, in part, due to the many villagers who pick up litter all year round on their walks. A huge thank-you goes to everyone that joined us, to those who litter pick the year round, and to Simon Kinnersley who provided the transport to get us and the litter backwards and forwards.
“All in all it was a great effort to keep our beautiful village litter-free.”

After the clean-up, some volunteers ended the morning enjoying a soup lunch prepared by one of the volunteers, Harriette Dottridge.

Photo: Ros Anstey