Rain did not deter 30 volunteers who turned up at Green car park, Wraysbury on Sunday afternoon to take part in the village litter pick-up.

In the neighbouring village of Horton volunteers also met at Champney Hall with exactly the same idea in mind.

They were assisted by borough councillor David Cannon who had liaised with the authority.

The events had been organised by Lynn Holden overseeing the Wraysbury group and Carly Ann Gibbons looking after the Horton people.

Nick Carter and Keith Pink, both stalwarts at these events, toured the two villages collecting up the bin bags and rubbish found by the volunteers.

The volunteers including children and senior citizens were issued with bin bags plus, gloves, pick up sticks and hi viz vests, before setting off in pairs or groups.

Also joining in the litter pickup were chairpersons of both Horton and Wraysbury Parish Councils, Cllrs Freda Bovingdon and Margaret Lenton plus Royal Borough ward deputy mayor Cllr Gary Muir.

Lynn Holden said after the event: “It is particularly heartwarming to see so very many people representing our community today- from the youngest to the oldest.

"All willing to turn up in the rain on a Sunday morning, be prepared to follow our safety instructions with dress code and equipment then get stuck into cleaning up litter in order to make our villages a safe and attractive place to live.

"It is also clear that , with the right equipment, in between these events residents are continually making sure the areas close to where they live or when walking their dogs are kept free of litter.

"Fantastic move forward in attitudes towards litter and pride in where we live.”