Wombles of West Haddon are force to be reckoned with

West Haddon Wombles have been out in force and they're taking no prisoners!

By Lucie Green
Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 9:44 am
Volunteers get to work.
Volunteers get to work.

Volunteers from the litter picking group have been tackling area and leaving them free of rubbish.

They recently cleared Crick Weighbridge and the 14 rubbish removers collected 153 bags.

Nicola Elliott, who co-ordinates the group said: "So far for April we have logged 5,100 bags across Northamptonshire bringing our total since we started in February to 15,984 bags of litter now removed from our streets, roadsides, waterways and footpaths.

The layby on the A5 is next on the hit list.

"In Crick, we worked in teams of six over four Saturdays so we didn’t break any Covid rules."

They wear protective clothing to arm them for all types of rubbish - including human waste.

"We continue to grow steadily in numbers, we now have 2,378 members," added Nicola.

"It is great to see some mini group picks taking place and new friendships being made."

Nicola gets to work.

Next on their list if the layby along the A5 between DIRFT and Kilsby. .

"It's a grotty lay-by in desperate need of clearing," said Nicola.

"It will probably need only two visits depending on how many volunteers we get, " said Nicola.

If you want to get involved or find out more information, join West Haddon Wombles on Facebook.