Litter picking event brings Thetford community together

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Community group members and residents came together to offer their help with Breckland Police’s charity litter picking event.

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Held in Thetford the police organised the event in the hope it would show that residents care about their town and help stop people littering.

The scouts, Norfolk Fire and Rescue, police cadets and local organisations including Inspire Focus, a project supporting young people into education, all took part.

The river was also cleaned with resident Sean Ready litter picking from his canoe.

Local street drinkers offered their support working alongside the officers in what the police called a “massive step forward”.

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

The event has so far raised of £470 for the homeless charity Shelter with local business providing raffle prizes.

A spokesman for the police said: “Community spirit is very much alive in Thetford and this just shows you how much, what a great success.”

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography

Litter picking in Thetford. Picture: Thetford Photography - Credit: Thetford Photography