HOLMES Chapel Partnership is appealing for people to take home their litter or find a bin for it.

The plea follows a litter-pick on Knutsford Road on Sunday morning by members of the Village Volunteers, which produced a large amount of rubbish, including bottles and cans.

The main picture show some of the bags of litter and dead leaves collected by the team during the morning.

A partnership spokesman said: “The photo of the two bags is to show how much of the litter collected on Knutsford Road alone can be recycled - lots of beer bottles and drinks cans. Why not take it home with you, or find a bin?”

Originally conceived by the parish council, the Village Volunteers are a familiar sight in the village, having been formed with the aim of bringing together residents interested in keeping the village looking at its best, and attractive throughout the year.

Knutsford Guardian:

The bags of bottles and cans which can be recycled

The group’s activities cover gardening and litter picking in the village centre – no previous skill is necessary. It supplies the tools, and all that is needed are volunteers who can spare a small amount of time to make the village look good.

Gardening work (weeding, pruning and planting) is usually easier done when volunteers work together so this work tends to take place during the group’s planned sessions. Litter pickers operate at the same time.

You don’t have to be especially fit or active, volunteers are of quite an age range and work on a very informal basis.

If you would like to learn more email parish@johnclowes.co.uk or call Village Volunteers co-ordinators John Clowes (532266) or Dave Monks (532935).

Village Volunteers work sessions are on Sundays between 10am and noon, and Mondays between 6pm and 7pm.

The next sessions are on Sunday, February 9 and Sunday, March 8.