Litter pick is a success

A litter pick in New Hartley.
A litter pick in New Hartley.

More than 20 residents have taken part in a community litter pick to help spruce up their village.

A team of volunteers helped to clear the area around New Hartley pounds on the western edge of the village at the weekend, which were once home to a large great crested newt population.

Jeremy Hayes, from the group, said: “Unfortunately the patch often becomes a dumping ground for litter, so we wanted to clean it up.

“Some volunteers also tidied up the village park and the stretch of St Michaels Avenue by the railway crossing.”

The community litter pick was a joint enterprise by the New Hartley Community Association and Seaton Valley Council, who provided equipment.