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Mass litter-pick on Sidcup estate sees 60 bags loaded with rubbish
A MASS clear-up on a leafy Sidcup estate saw more than 60 bags loaded with litter on Sunday afternoon.
Car tyres, furniture, children’s toys, mattresses, drain covers and Christmas trees – some with their decorations still on – were among items collected by homeowners from the grounds and parklands of the Hollies estate.
The large group of residents took the litter-pick upon themselves after their cries to estate owners Countryside fell on deaf ears.
Litter-pick co-ordinator Brenda Moffat said: “We don’t see some people from one month to the next, but with an event like this, the community spirit really comes alive.
“There were some large items of furniture, discarded drinks bottles and cans and in some areas there was evidence of drugs needles.
“Some of it may come from homes on the estate which is really disappointing but in some areas it was evident fly tippers had been at work.”
Linda Hubbard, who helped to organise the event, added: “School children use the estate to get to and from school and it would be nice if parents could encourage them not to throw their drinks can and bottles into the bushes.
“It would be nice too if dog walkers could take home their dog’s mess with them, as even some of those that pick it up in bags discard the bags on the paths.”
Bexley Council has agreed to collect the bags of rubbish from the estate.