Herefordshire is full of wonderful scenery and beautiful countryside, but sadly, some decide to take this for granted and fly tipping and littering appears to be on the increase.

Despite that, groups of volunteers from across Herefordshire are continuing to adopt streets, join campaigns and improve their communities by teaming up to crackdown on litter in their local area.

Today (Thursday 22nd April) is World Earth Day and groups of volunteers from the Hereford Community Clean Up Group have been out clearing litter from various parts of the city and beyond.

Peter Scrimshire has been out this morning. He posted the following on the groups Facebook page:

“A49 up to the burial ground today then up and down Roman Rd as far as College Rd turn. Just the usual rubbish today and 6 masks. One toot and a couple of thank you’s. #ProudtoPick #EarthDay2021”

Kim Saer has also been out and about. She said:

“On the A49 at 6.15am this morning. Picked the Hereford bound side, from Wellington to start of Dinmore Hill and then crossed the road and re-picked what I did on Tuesday. 6 and a half bags.

“Lots of clambering in and out of ditches today so think I will need a lazy day tomorrow.

“Was surprised to find there is no bin in the Hereford bound lay-by at bottom of Dinmore.”

John Hawley has been out in the Whitecross area of Hereford.

“7 bags this morning and a bean bag. 2 bags at Aldi underpass and 2 at Kernal Rd but I forgot to take photos. Lots of thanks and even some people knew it was Earth day!”

Matthew James Munies did his bit as well and posted the following message:

“Two bags, two hours. Mainly along Newtown Rd, Holmer Rd (between Heart of Oak and Holmer Primary), Widemarsh Common and Moor Walk.

“There’s a large metal road sign stand by the Pizza Hut roundabout, clearly left behind by recent road crews. How do we go about getting that collected?”