A VOLUNTEER group near Wantage say they have picked up 217 sacks of rubbish in a year, from April 2018 and March 2019.

Around 17 residents of Grove have been collecting litter from the street on the second Friday of each month to keep the village 'looking tidy and relatively litter free'.

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Parish councillor David Parry said the group 'are doing a fantastic job and making a difference to their community' and that the council provided equipment for the activity.

Grove volunteer litter pickers was formed about 14 years ago and always welcomes new members.