Volunteers Spring Clean Surrey Beauty Spot!

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Armed with litter grabbers, plastic gloves and bin bags, a group of hardy volunteers gave a well-known Surrey beauty spot a spring clean.

Nearly 30 people, including Surrey Wildlife Trust staff, braved the cold but sunny winter weather to pick up rubbish at Newlands Corner, near Guildford.

The team spent their Sunday morning scouring pathways, hedge bottoms, scrub and woodland on the hunt for discarded litter – and they picked up a whole truck load in a couple of hours.

“It was really fantastic to see so many people of all ages working together in the fresh air to help clean up Newlands Corner,” said Leigh Thornton, Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Estate Manager.

“In the end more than 30 bags of rubbish and four bags of recycling were collected, including cans, glass and plastic bottles. A huge thanks to all those who gave up their Sunday morning to give the area a spring clean – it was a great team effort!”

After their two-hour rubbish blitz, the litter pickers were rewarded with a well-earned treat of sticky doughnuts, hot chocolate and coffee, while enjoying the stunning views.

The Trust has around 2,000 registered volunteers, who provide 8,000 extra ‘people days’ every year. If you’d like to help care for the countryside and wildlife where you live, why not get involved?

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