Published: 12:48, 26 April 2021
| Updated: 13:34, 28 April 2021
A Baby Groot toy was found as part of a litter-picking drive.
More than 50 bin-bags of rubbish were collected by teams of local people who tackled the problem in Swanscombe over the weekend.
Dartford councillors David Mote and Danny Nicklen and local litter-picker Vicki Maddison collected 23 bags of refuse from an area overlooking the peninsula from London Road on Saturday.
Due to the location of the waste – on the edge of a 100 foot drop – the team used special long-reach litter-pickers to collect the mixture of cans, bottle and plastic.
On Sunday, 25 local people joined Dartford Green Party councillor Laura Edie to pick-up rubbish dumped on the Swanscombe Peninsula marshes.
They also took the opportunity to show their support to Save the Swanscombe Peninsula from the proposed London Resort development.
After just over an hour they had collected 30 bags – which included a selection of tyres and plastic.
Cllr Edie said: "It was fantastic to see everyone come together today in an effort to clear rubbish from the Swanscombe Peninsula SSSI, as the litter can detract from the beauty of the area and cause harm to the wildlife.
"This is a much-loved and used community green space and I was very pleased that so many people gave up their Sunday morning to help us care for it."
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