Bags of rubbish were collected from hedgerows and ditches around Catcott during Sunday’s annual clean-up organised by the Catcott Village Association.
More than 20 people of all ages turned out to help pick up litter around the village. Sedgemoor council provided litter pickers, gloves and high-vis jackets and will dispose of the sacks of rubbish filled by the volunteers.
“It was a great turn out. I’d like to thank everyone who gave up their Sunday morning to help improve the village for everyone,” said CVA chairman Matt Tyler.
Empty beer cans, cigarette packets, crisp papers, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, crates and milk cartons were among the items picked up. Perhaps the most unlikely item was an unopened full can of beer.
Catcott’s spring clean, which takes place every year, came the week before the rest of the nation is being asked to Clean For The Queen to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. “We decided to hold our annual clean-up this weekend to avoid Mothering Sunday when families might be doing other things,” explained Mr. Tyler.