Litter pickers were out in force for the annual get-together with bin bags at Misterton.
Record numbers turned out on a murky Saturday morning to divest the village of its litter, then enjoyed a sandwich lunch laid on by the parish council.
John Wilkinson, vice-chair of the parish council, said: “It was a really good turn-out this year, including about half of the parish council, and we were actually surprised how little litter we picked up. Everyone is pretty good in the village, and not only was there not much litter, I would say 99 per cent of villagers also cut the grass verges in front of their homes. It’s so reassuring to see the community spirit.”
The group of willing volunteers, that included some children, spent a couple of hours covering the village before descending on the Red Hart.
“It’s a social occasion too. A good time was had by all,” added Coun Wilkinson.
Photographer Malcolm Billingham went along to snap the working party.