Litter pick is carried out on Chase to show community cares

A litter pick has been carried out across Cannock Chase to spruce the area up – and show how much members of the community value it.

Volunteer Ally Cargill taking part in the litter pick carried out across areas of Cannock Chase
Volunteer Ally Cargill taking part in the litter pick carried out across areas of Cannock Chase

Around six members of the Save Cannock Chase group took to different areas of the beauty spot to pick up rubbish.

It was organised to show Staffordshire County Council how much people value the area amid controversial proposals to “safeguard” the area.

Stuart Haynes, co-founder of the Save Cannock Chase group, said he had discovered litter ranging from an old bicycle tyre to traffic cones which had been dumped.

Mr Haynes, who founded the group with Councillor Mandy Dunnett, said: “Essentially, we’re trying to show the council how much we do care and that we are willing to protect it. We’ve been at different car parks which are set to be closed by the council.

“Because of Covid-19 we’ve not been able to go as one whole group, so we’ve split into different groups covering different areas of the Chase.”

Members covered areas of the beauty spot including the Pye Green area in Hendesford, Brocton, Satnall Hills and near the White House car park.

Mr Haynes said the group were hoping to advertise the litter picks after the pandemic is over.

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