Thetford litter pick event cancelled due to weather

PUBLISHED: 10:14 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 28 February 2018

The snow on Banham Cross Common in Thetford. Picture: Cherrelle Applegate

The snow on Banham Cross Common in Thetford. Picture: Cherrelle Applegate


A litter pick event due to take place in Thetford has been cancelled due to the weather.

Residents were invited to help clear rubbish and fly-tipped items from Barnham Cross Common tomorrow.

The popular Site of Special Scientific Interest has grazing animals which have eaten back vegetation and exposed rubbish.

The event was organised by Breckland Council and the town council to take place between 9.30am and 11.30am.

However due to the snowy weather courtesy of the Beast from the East, the event has been cancelled.

Sheep and cows were put on the common to graze last year as part of a 10-year conservation project to promote native plant species.

Many endangered plants can be found on the site, including perennial Knawel and tower mustard, and more than 60 bird species.

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