SUNDAY definitely was not a day of risk for villagers in Wraysbury and Horton as they gathered in force to rid their streets of litter.

More than 50 adults and lots of enthusiastic children gathered at Wraysbury car park at 10am to take part in the winter litter pick.

Volunteers included the chairman of Wraysbury Parish Council Cllr Margaret Lenton and the Royal Borough's ward councillor for nearby Datchet Cllr David Cannon.

Wraysbury ward councillor Colin Rayner has liaised with the Royal Borough for skips to be placed in the car park to take all the rubbish collected.

The event had been carefully planned by Lynn Holden and Nick Carter. Lynn briefed everyone regarding health and safety issues, advice regarding general waste and recycling material and posted the volunteers to various locations.

Nick handed out black bin bags for general waste and clear bags for recycling waste.

They also handed out hi viz vests and a number of pick up sticks which had been donated by Wraysbury Voluntary Trust.

In neighbouring Horton villagers held their own litter pick organised by Carly Ann Gibbons.

The exercise finished at noon.

Lynn said: “I could not be more proud to work alongside this tremendous number of volunteers including so many children that have given up their time on this sunny February day.”