No rubbish here

PUBLISHED: 14:05 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 21:22 29 May 2010

Youngsters Paul Clark and Steven Eacott, pictured right, help out with the litter pick

Youngsters Paul Clark and Steven Eacott, pictured right, help out with the litter pick

CUBS and Scouts in Dunmow gathered 30 sacks of rubbish while litter-picking the streets of the town on Sunday (October 22). After planting daffodil bulbs on and around the Downs on Saturday, the following day the youngsters helped out members of the Dunmo

CUBS and Scouts in Dunmow gathered 30 sacks of rubbish while litter-picking the streets of the town on Sunday (October 22).

After planting daffodil bulbs on and around the Downs on Saturday, the following day the youngsters helped out members of the Dunmow Society taking part in Dunmow Town Council's autumn litter pick.

Councillor David Beedle took part in the clean-up operation and was dismayed at some of the rubbish that the group found.

"The most unsavoury item collected was that of dog owners who kindly cleared up after their dog, then popped it in a bag and threw it in the hedge.

"That is a most disgusting habit," he said.

"It is also very noticeable that people's garden waste is still being thrown into the hedge when everyone knows that facilities are available for disposing of this at Chequers Lane car-park every weekend.

"The rotting vegetation is just encouraging vermin."

The litter-pickers cleared the area around the library in North Street, then worked on two popular footpaths.

They included the one that runs from New Street to Ongar Road and the path that leads from Downs Crescent to Newton Drive.

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