Wellingborough Norse has been supporting a band of local litter pickers, collecting hundreds of bags of rubbish from community clean-ups.

The litter picking groups, known as ‘Wombles’, have been out in force across Northamptonshire during the pandemic, clearing up things that the everyday folks leave behind.

From hedgerows and car parks, to alleyways and verges, the volunteers have worked together to help spruce up the community.

Their efforts have been further bolstered by the ongoing support of Wellingborough Norse, with our Cleansing Team continuing to provide bags and pick up their litter collections at the roadside.

Dean Granger, Service Support Officer (Cleansing) at Wellingborough Norse, said: “Historically, local community groups have worked hard to keep the local environment clean and they continue to do so.

“Membership of the Northamptonshire Wombles group, which includes Wellie Wombles and some village groups, has grown rapidly as more volunteers give up their valuable time to remove unsightly rubbish from their villages and towns.

“We will continue to assist them wherever possible, as we all seek to keep the community tidy.”