Lesley's cleaning habit inspires team's litter pick

A welly collected on a Dunmow litter pick

A welly was among items collected on a Dunmow litter pick - Credit: Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree

Eleven bags of rubbish including a child's wellington boot were gathered during a Dunmow litter pick.

Staff at Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree, which provides care to support people to stay in their home, were inspired by Lesley, one of their clients.

Lesley hard at work, who inspired the group to get together for litter picking in Great Dunmow

Lesley hard at work, who inspired the group to get together for litter picking in Great Dunmow - Credit: Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree

Managing director Christopher Neal said: "Leslie used to work at Stansted Airport as a cleaning supervisor and despite retiring many years ago, he still goes out and picks up litter in Takeley every day.

"Leslie joined us for the litter pick and as soon as he had his kit on he was off on a mission to pick up as much as possible."

Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree staff and family members taking part in a Dunmow litter pick.

The group taking part in a Dunmow litter pick. - Credit: Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree

Litter picking in Great Dunmow

Litter picking in Great Dunmow - Credit: Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree

Helping with litter picking in Great Dunmow

Helping with litter picking in Great Dunmow - Credit: Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree

As well as the wellington boot, rubbish from The Co-op car park, Mill Lane and White Street included empty beer bottles, soggy wipes, pizza boxes and cigarette butts.


You may also want to watch:


The group said it was a great team building event and they plan to make it a regular activity.

Some of the litter picking team at Doctor's Pond, Great Dunmow waving their pickers in the air

Some of the litter picking team at Doctor's Pond, Great Dunmow waving their pickers in the air - Credit: Right at Home Bishop’s Stortford & Braintree


Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter