On Good Friday Watford’s Elected Mayor and local councillors from both Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council joined forces to do a litter pick along Ebury Way.
The morning litter pick was organised by Watford resident Sandy Belloni and more than twenty bags of rubbish were filled, and some larger items also cleared.
The Ebury Way is a 3 mile trail between Watford and Rickmansworth, the route of the former Watford and Rickmansworth Railway created by Lord Ebury in 1862, it is now a popular well-used walking and cycling route.
Along with Elected Mayor Peter Taylor were councillors Andrew Scarth, Alison Scarth, Keith Martin from Three Rivers and councillor Tim Williams from Watford Borough Council.
Assistance was also given by a number of local residents.
Elected Mayor Peter Taylor said: “Ebury Way is a great route between Watford and Rickmansworth and is a beautiful and valued area to get out and about to take exercise for residents of both Watford and Three Rivers. Unfortunately, and in various locations it experiences littering so it’s great that we’ve been able to get out to clear so much.”
Three Rivers District Councillor Andrew Scarth stated: “It is a well-used route and it was fantastic to see so many people out that morning, with many complimenting us with what we were doing and wanting to join in the next time. With this in mind we are setting up a Friends of the Ebury Way Group encouraging residents of Watford and Three Rivers to join. Do look us up on facebook ‘Friends of the Ebury Way.’”
Watford Borough Councillor Tim Williams mentioned: “It is great that residents are discovering and using our parks and open spaces during these COVID-19 restricted times, and also going further afield like the Ebury Way, but it’s crucial for our area, and for nature, that they dispose their litter responsibly, and this can be simply by taking it home to put in their bins there.”