Volunteers turn out for Norfolk town’s annual spring clean

Gwen Mobbs litter collecting in Diss

Gwen Mobbs litter collecting in Diss - Credit: Dominic Bareham

The annual Diss Big Clean Up attracted 19 volunteers who collected 30 bags of rubbish after setting off around the town to clean the streets.

The intrepid cleaners donned high visibility green bibs to participate in the annual spring clean, which takes place over the weekend before the carnival to prepare the town for the big parade.

Diss town councillor Keith Kiddie, one of the event organisers, said shortly after the event started at 10am on Saturday: 'We have got three teams out already so it is all systems go. We are waiting to see who turns up and generally things get busier in the afternoon.'

The volunteers reported to the Diss Youth and Community Centre in Shelfanger Road where they were issued with a litter picker, bin liner, gloves and high visibility jacket and divided into teams to go out cleaning areas around the town.

The teams went out in two shifts, between 10am and noon and 2pm and 4pm to clean their routes, which included Factory Road, Shelfanger Road and Bramley Road, as well as Mere Street, Victoria Road and the Park.

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