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Residents who took part in Misterton’s village ‘spring clean’ on Saturday bagged 13 sacks of rubbish.

Nineteen residents, including five children, took part in the annual litter pick. All areas of the village were covered - with two wheels and tyres also collected from Gravelholes Lane.

Dog excrement continues to be a major problem in most areas of the village but particularly on the canal towpath. Dog owners appear to be picking up after their dogs but then throwing the plastic bags either in the hedge bottom or in the canal - or hanging them on trees.

The parish council will be writing to organisations and businesses where there was heavy littering. There was evidence of fly tipping on Gravelholes Lane: in addition to the tyres and wheels there was an old stereo system and toilet cistern dumped in the ditch. An old fridge was reported on the canal towpath and there was lots of litter adjacent to Cooper’s Bridge.

Council chairman, Councillor Barry Cooper, thanked all those who had taken part in the litter pick.