Slough litter pickers were joined by a sweet-bearing dinosaur and a host of mischievous characters as they carried out their annual Pick and Treat event.

Organised by the Slough Anti-litter society and Chalvey Community Partnership, a group of 10 adults and 15 children took to the streets to collect litter ahead of Halloween on Sunday, October 30.

A total of 28 bags of litter was collected over the course of an hour, with both adults and children being rewarded with treats from local businesses at the end.

Slough Observer: The 28 bags of litter that were collected awaiting council collection The 28 bags of litter that were collected awaiting council collection (Image: Slough Anti-Litter Society)

Founder and organiser of Slough Anti-litter society Tirza Meinema said: "It was lots of fun. A little chaotic, with kids running around filling up bags. 

"When we are doing litter picks, we always try and do it in a fun way to get people involved.

The kids 'loved it' and were given a certificate of participation that they could use to claim their sweets.

Chalvey Community Partnership provided sweets to the children, while local businesses Mithai Box and K's Pizza provided food and drinks to the volunteers.

The group covered Chalvey highstreet and offshoots. 

Slough Observer: Jessica, who won best dressed, with dinosaur Jessica, who won best dressed, with dinosaur (Image: Slough Anti-Litter Society)

Awards were given out to the best dressed with Shoba John and Jessica winning the prizes for best-dressed adult and child.

Jessica Hammond, nine, said: "It's a shame so many people litter. Please stop littering.

"The litter pick was fun, and I was happy to do something for our environment." 

Slough's Anti-litter society was set up in March 2021 and is in communication with Slough Borough Council who supply the rubbish bags and collect the litter.

"I want to give everyone the opportunity to reduce landfill in one way or another," Tirza said.

The group is launching a 'repair cafe' at the end of November, inviting Slough residents to bring one item that is in need of fixing to the old B&M store where the event will be hosted.

A second-hand market is also in the works, with the group inviting Slough residents to sell their goods in the hopes of reducing litter and helping residents generate extra cash ahead of Christmas.

Both events will be taking place on Saturday, November 26.

Visit for more information about getting involved.