Litter pickers

Wirksworth litter pick, Frank Bark, Irene and Mike Ratcliffe, Ian Dare and Ken Forbes.
Wirksworth litter pick, Frank Bark, Irene and Mike Ratcliffe, Ian Dare and Ken Forbes.

MEMBERS of two town organisations have worked together to clean up Wirksworth.

Wirksworth Town Council joined forces with Wirksworth Civic Society to organise a litter pick in the town centre.

Around 20 people took part in the event, including members of the public.

The dedicated volunteers worked for two hours and collected about 18 bags of rubbish.

Ian Dare, vice chairman of the civic society, said: “It’s always a very rewarding exercise anyway – I always find it rewarding and I think everyone else does. People were keen to get involved.”

He said he was looking into suggestions that the litter pick become a regular event.