COMMUNITY-minded Waitrose staff in Cirencester took part in a litter pick this week, as part of the Great Spring Clean.

Staff volunteered to pull on high vis jackets on Tuesday, April 9, choosing to clean up the area that surrounds the store.

By the end of the morning, staff had bagged up 12 sacks of rubbish.

Finds included a tyre and old road signs.

Waitrose partner co-ordination manager Margaret Hulbert said: “The town council emailed us about litter picks and we were keen to get involved. We have a budget for volunteering and we like to make sure that our volunteering is in the community we trade in.

“We cleaned the woods opposite the store, a trading estate behind us and up to the leisure centre.”

Cirencester Town Council is supporting The Great British Spring Clean, Britain’s biggest ever mass action environmental campaign, organised each year by Keep Britain Tidy.

As part of this campaign the council has been offering access to litter pickers, bags and organising collection of rubbish for anyone who is running a litter pick.

Email if you or your company would like to organise a litter pick.