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A voluntary group has collected almost exactly 100 bags of rubbish during a national anti-litter campaign.

Members of Pick Deal Clean filled exactly 99.5 bags during the two-week Great British Spring Clean, which ended on Sunday (June 13).

Volunteers on the beach. Picture from Helen Charlton
Volunteers on the beach. Picture from Helen Charlton
A volunteer hard at it at Deal. Picture from Helen Charlton
A volunteer hard at it at Deal. Picture from Helen Charlton

The group took part in 64 clean-ups in the town, putting in a combined 246 hours of voluntary work.

Areas worked on included Deal Castle and Victoria Park

In the second week of the campaign they were joined in the work by Dover District Council leader Trevor Bartlett.

Groups also taking part included Deal Buddhists, local scouts and St George’s Youth Group.

Several local primary school children also took part as a form of homework during the half term holiday.

The volunteers on Sunday. Picture from Helen Charlton
The volunteers on Sunday. Picture from Helen Charlton

The fortnight's work ended with a ceremony involving Deal mayor Chris Turner and mayoress Kate Gatti.

Cllr Turner said: "Let us not forget that one of the aims of the Great British Spring Clean is to educate for future generations.

"This is their town, this is our town. Together we can keep it clean and tidy."

The ceremony closed with the awarding of a golden picker and crown to volunteer Chris Mansfield who picked the most recyclable cans and bottles during the fortnight.

Mayor Chris Turner's presentation to prizewinning litter picker Chris Mansfield. Picture from Helen Charlton
Mayor Chris Turner's presentation to prizewinning litter picker Chris Mansfield. Picture from Helen Charlton
Some of the waste collected by the volunteers Picture from Helen Charlton
Some of the waste collected by the volunteers Picture from Helen Charlton

Meanwhile next community beach clean by the Deal With It voluntary group takes place from 4pm on Sunday, July 25. Volunteers meet in front of Deal Castle to pick the Deal and Walmer beaches.

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