VOLUNTEERS are teaming up for an autumn litter pick at an ancient woodland.

Friends of St John’s Wood hope as many people as possible will join them on Sunday, November 20, from 1pm to 3.30pm.

Residents plan to collect waste and rubbish dumped in the woodland.

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Cathryn Walley set up the charity last year to tidy the area which has been ‘blighted’ by littering and fly tipping.

Cathryn, chairman of Friends of St John's Wood,  said: “St John’s Wood is recognised as ancient woodland and is located between Boothfields, Shaw Drive and Longridge.

“The woodland is lovely in springtime with flowers, birds and other wildlife.

“However the area is blighted by littering and fly tipping.

“The worst hit areas are ironically only a short distance to the official council waste tip.”

Volunteers cleared a vast quantity of waste bags and items including a pram, bed, bikes, scaffold poles and inflatables last year.

Anyone interested can join the team at the Boothfields and Overfields woodland entrance.

Litter pickers and bags will be provided.

The waste will be collected afterwards by ANSA.