Cadeby Litter Pick
Added on 24 April 2019
Cadeby DCC (the volunteer group which cares for Cadeby Church) and Cadeby Parish Council joined forces to organise a community litter pick as part of the 2019 Great British Spring Clean campaign.
Cadeby DCC members Claire Evans, left, and Tina Winterbottom, with Denis Winterbottom.
Twenty-four villagers, from school children to grandparents, turned out on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon to take part.
Armed with litter-picking sticks and hi-vis vests, courtesy of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, they collected enough rubbish to fill no fewer than 18 large sacks.
Cadeby DCC members Susan and Victor Broadfield.
Finds included a duvet, a wrenched-open mini safe, hub caps and a bouquet of red roses….
Cadeby Churchwarden Janet Hicklin, who plotted the areas to be blitzed, said: “It was good to see the District Church Council and the Parish Council working together towards a common aim for the benefit of those who live here.
Cadeby siblings Lewis and Eliza.
“Thank you to all who gave up their time to clear our paths, roadsides and hedgerows.
“Despite the uninviting weather, we had a really good turnout and gathered an amazing amount of litter.
“We had some unusual finds but it was disappointing that a lot of the discarded litter was alcohol bottles and cans.”
Cadeby mum and son, Liina and Riko.
Everyone who took part was invited to the church hall for hot drinks and biscuits afterwards and the rubbish filled sacks were taken to the churchyard for collection by the borough council.
It is hoped to make the litter pick a twice-yearly event and organisers say they have already identified ways to improve things next time.