On a mission to keep Croxley Green clean, a 10-year-old girl organised a litter pick in Weston Wood and was shocked with how much rubbish was collected.
Liora Poole, daughter of councillor Susan Hughes, encouraged a number of her friends, their parents and Croxley Green Parish Council staff and removed over 200kg of rubbish in two hours and is now is planning to organise a litter-pick around the village every month.
Speaking to the magazine, cllr Hughes said: “We was completely surprised with how much rubbish there actually was. It was in a small area of the woods – only about 100 metres wide – so we are pleased with how much we removed.
“It was all my daughter’s idea. She just turned 10 and is a mini eco warrior. She was on the Eco-council at her school last year and it is something that is really important to her.
“Every time we walk around the village, it always bothers her, and she kept on saying there is too much rubbish everywhere so its good that we did something about it.
“She now wants to do one every month because it is a big problem in Croxley.”
Cllr Hughes is now in contact with Croxley Rangers who are also keen to do more around the village.
The team were thanked on social media by the council who said it was a “great effort” and urged the community to do their bit to keep Croxley green.
If you are interested in taking part in the litter-picks, contact the parish council directly.