A DEDICATED litter-pick group recently swept around the village of Kingswood.

A team of 29 volunteers - including children and adults - spent Saturday afternoon (April 20) giving the area a thorough spring clean. 

The group collected and filled several large rubbish bags with discarded bottles, cans, wrappers, cardboard, plastic and polystyrene.  

Henry from Kingswood, aged six, was awarded a £10 book token as prize for being top rubbish collector

He said: “There’s way too much litter in the world.

"It was fun making the village clean and tidy. I feel proud, we did a good job!”

Organiser Sian Blackham said: “This is the second litter pick I’ve organised in the village. 

“Once again I was blown away by the support of all the volunteers and how hard they all worked. We have such a wonderful sense of community here.”

Litter pick equipment was loaned to the group by Stroud District Council.

Gazette Series: Kingswood litter pick

Gazette Series: Kingswood litter pick