Over 20 volunteers braved the wet weather on Saturday 5th August to attend our Community Litter Pick in Neath Hill. The event was attended by residents, councillors, and members of the Macintyre No Limits team. 
The wet and muddy conditions were a great opportunity to test the capabilities of GLPC's new all-terrain vehicle, GLPC Parish Ranger Darren took to the wheel for its maiden journey. 
The volunteers picked up over 200kg of litter before enjoying delicious refreshments provided by Great Linford Community Hub. Several Parish Councillors we also in attendance, including Cllr Heale, Cllr Nicholls, Cllr Harvey, Cllr Dunn and Cllr Sirah. 
The monthly litter picks have proved very popular, they are a social occasion and offer an opportunity to get outside. 
Cllr. Trevor Heale commented “Litter picking makes me human again. It's a couple of hours in nature and good company with like-minded people. I can leave the grid system behind and find the real Milton Keynes. I am delighted each time I go picking by something new or different. My explorations have led me to wonderful open quiet spaces I never knew existed. Litter picking charges my batteries.” 
Cllr Rick Dunn said this about the event “Doing local litter picking is a commendable activity that brings numerous benefits to our communities. It helps alleviate pollution, preserve the environment, and protect wildlife by removing harmful trash. Additionally, it fosters a sense of civic duty and community pride, creating cleaner and more beautiful neighbourhoods for everyone to enjoy.” 
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