SLOUGH’S Anti-Litter Market had “enthusiastic reactions” from visitors as the society hosted its first ever market.

Slough’s Anti-Litter Society invited residents to its special market held in the Queensmere Observatory last Sunday (January 30).

Based on the Dutch ‘kleedjesmarkt’, the Slough Anti-Litter Market saw people put blankets on the floor and sell their items on it inside the old B&M store.

There were 20 sellers on the day and organiser Tirza Meinema said the market had “very enthusiastic reactions” from visitors.

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Mrs Meinema said: “I would like to thank Queensmere Observatory Shopping centre for facilitating our first ever Anti-Litter Market.

"I would also like to thank everyone who supported us either by participating or visiting."

She added: "It makes us feel so proud that we are building a community of fellow Anti-Litter supporters to keep Slough tidy.

"Being anti-litter can mean not dropping litter, picking up litter, repairing items, avoiding litter by selling and buying second hand items.

"Every little bit helps to make Slough a better place to be."

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Mrs Meinema added she had meaningful conversations with the sellers about the amount of unused stuff they keep in their homes.

She said: “Visitors commented that there were good bargains and one lady was on her way to London to do clothes shopping, but stopped at our market and got all she needed.”

Sellers sold a variety of products, from young babies to adult clothes, shoes, toys, bric-a-brac, and even an electric scooter.

Being the societys’ first non-litter picking event, Mrs Meinema added people were asking if the market would return on a regular basis.

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She said: “We, as a society, would love to do this but we need more volunteers in order to run it regularly.”

To volunteer for Slough Anti-Litter Society or to register interest in selling at the next market, email