Spring clean gives Withersfield a spruce up

Annual litter pick in Withersfield near Haverhill. Villagers Chris Oakes, Jill Johnson, Martha Oakes, Sian Gilligan and Elizabeth Poynder with their stash of litter collected. ANL-160313-180620009
Annual litter pick in Withersfield near Haverhill. Villagers Chris Oakes, Jill Johnson, Martha Oakes, Sian Gilligan and Elizabeth Poynder with their stash of litter collected. ANL-160313-180620009
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Residents rolled up their sleeves and pulled out the bin bags for the annual litter pick in Withersfield.

The main focus of the recent tidy up was the grass verges and hedgerows around the village and the approaching roads.

Jill Johnson, parish council clerk, led the spring team and was accompanied by a hardy bunch of volunteers keen to help out.

“We had a good turnout of villagers and must of filled more than 20 rubbish sacks,” said Jill.

“It is good to have people prepared to join in.”

Among the interesting finds on the spring clean were barrels leaking a mystery substance, which Suffolk County Council have been notified about.

Pictured are Chris Oakes, Jill Johnson, Martha Oakes, Sian Gilligan and Elizabeth Poynder.

* A quiz night raising funds for Withersfield events will be held at the village hall on April 30 at 7.30pm. To enter a team of four contact tom.mytton-mills@sky.com.