Local groups Stowey Walking and Stowey Green Spaces joined forces to participate in the Keep Britain Tidy Great British September Clean.

This event was postponed from earlier in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Local residents were invited to litter pick a designated street or footpath in Nether Stowey or Over Stowey during the week or to come along, in small groups of no more than six people, on Saturday, September 19 to the Nether Stowey Recreation Ground where they were given an area of their village to clean up.

Litter picking equipment was provided by the Clean Surroundings Team at Sedgemoor District Council, who also arranged collection of the rubbish at the end of the week.

The total haul for the week was 21 bags of assorted litter and also included an old bike frame, some broken concrete and parts of an old storage heater.

Lynne Abbott from Stowey Walking said she was dismayed that so much rubbish was collected from around the villages and asked everyone to dispose of their rubbish responsibly and to keep the villages clean and respectable for both residents and visitors.

Judith Greig from Stowey Green Spaces added that she would like to thank all those residents who participated and also thanks the Clean Surroundings Team for their continued support. Stowey Green Spaces carries out regular litter picks in Nether Stowey and Over Stowey throughout the year. Please email mrsjudithgreig@gmail.com if you would like to get involved.