Crack troops hit villages in litter swoop

Litter pickers in Cowbeech

Litter pickers in Cowbeech

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CURTAINS WERE pulled across windows and pet cats carried inside in a hurry as an army of litter pickers, the largest ever seen in Herstmonceux and Cowbeech, stepped menacingly through the streets – on a mission to find litter.

The rubbish collecting crack-troops hit the villages, taking empty drinks cans and crisp packets by surprise at 10am on Sunday, November 6. Other bits of litter quickly surrendered to the onslaught.

‘Commander’ Janet McInnes aka the Herstmonceux Parish Clerk, said the mission aim was to, ‘improve the appearance of the villages by removing unsightly litter for the benefit of the whole community’.

Photo by Sally Wallis.