Children clear litter from lane in Little Horsted

Children have cleared rubbish from the length of Bradfords Lane in Little Horsted.

This is the third year running that the ‘Bradfords Lane Kids Litter Pick’ has been held between South Brockwells Farm Shop and the A22 at Pear Tree Corner.

The children, who keep their ponies at South Brockwells, together with children who live along Bradfords Lane, donned fluorescent jackets and rubber gloves and collected two large dump bags of litter.

Striking a pose during their litter pick are Lucy Wells, Brooke Smith, Daisy Wells, and Chloe Warren. Also involved were George and Alife Harrison, Robyn and Louis Hughes, Amelie Vos Arnold, Phoebe Anderson, Laura Figg, and Polly Biggins.

They are aged between two and 14 years and supervised by their parents following along with a trailer to take the litter home.

Annette Lees, who lives on the lane and helps organise the event said: “We have collected all sorts of strange things since we started, including an ironing board.

“The children are brilliant and really keen. It sends such a clear message to those that drive past and to the children themselves when they see the amount of litter dumped on this rural country lane.”

Children hard at work clearing litter in Bradfords Lane, Little Horsted.

Lucy Wells, 11, who helps every year said: “We have collected the same amount of litter each year, which is a lot. Most of it could be recycled, which is so silly, as people are driving down our lane throwing their water bottles and drink cans out on the grass rather than taking them home.

“It’s dangerous to the wildlife that live here and looks horrible.”

Residents said they were grateful to Wealden Council which has agreed to dispose of the waste collected.

Annette said: “We really hope to find less litter next year and those that see the children collecting the waste will think twice before leaving litter themselves.”

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