30th October 2010
The friends of Thringstone, Army and Air Cadet litterpick event

Thanks on behalf of the whole of Friends of Thringstone to those members who came out today to help with the village litter pick, along with the army and air cadets.    In total there were 24 people litter picking, and we filled 39 bags with rubbish from the village and surrounding woodland (plus one that went into someone's bin), which is a record.    In addition there was a rusty wheelbarrow, half a work surface and a broken kids toy removed.    The community spirit was exemplary, so thanks to everybody.    Andrew Bridgen MP came and helped us, and was surprised at people's habit of collecting their dog's poo and then leaving it in the bag, often in hedgerows. As a result, he intends to try to push for more dog poo bins in the village.    A separate email of thanks has gone to the cadets who also got certificates of thanks.    Many thanks also goes to Margaret Bell at Thringstone Members Club for the catering.
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