VOLUNTEERS in Tullibody collected and removed four trailer loads of rubbish from a local beauty spot.

Carpets, laminate flooring, traffic cones and even a wheelbarrow were among the items cleaned up at the Delph Pond and surrounding woodland over the weekend.

Around 50 people of all ages gathered on Saturday, September 15, to clear up every bit of litter and rubbish in sight after the event was organised by the Delph Pond Forum.

Michelle Flynn, one of the people behind the clean up, was happy to see youngsters going around with the parents and grandparents, collecting so much litter.

Chris Calder, one of the other organisers, added: “The kids really enjoyed it and were rewarded after their litter pick with free face painting provided by Party Face Painting and delicious fruit, juice and sandwiches provided by Tullibody Healthy Living.”

A woodland and bug quiz, with prizes for the winners, also kept people busy thanks to the efforts of Jossie Clark.

The event was one of two the forum organises each year with the next one expected to take place in April 2019.

But eager volunteers will not need to wait that long as a clear up at the Ladywell site near St Serf’s Nursery entrance is taking place this Friday, September 21, from 2pm.

However, only adults are invited this time due to health and safety concerns.

For more information about the forum, email delphpondforum@gmail.com or head to the next meeting at Tullibody Civic Centre on October 22 from 6pm.