Members of the Harold Hill Wombles have been out in full force litter picking in Havering. On Sunday the team were out in Amy’s Park in St Neots Road collecting litter. The team have been upping their efforts recently to join the Great British Litter Pick month.
Michelle Squire who runs the Harold Hill Wombles page alongside Councillor Jan Sargent told the Havering Daily: “I started the Wombles after I saw the Wickford Wombles and what an amazing job they do in the community. They inspired me to do the same here in Harold Hill.”
The team met on Sunday to collect litter at the park joined by local councillor Jan Sargent. They collected eight bags of litter and even a discarded shopping trolley!
“My daughter and I walked the shopping trolley back to the shop as they weren’t interested in collecting it. It is important that we keep our community clean and tidy. The council already have enough work trying to clean the whole borough so residents should also play their part in keeping our community clean.
“We have really beautiful areas here in Havering and with climate change it’s important that we all take action. People see us out and about collecting litter and they smile at us so its really positive.
“Friends of Dagnam Park have been great and very supportive and so have the Deer Aid team. It’s good that we work as part of a community. “
The Wombles will be out over the weekend collecting litter at the Hilldene shopping area and planting purple bulbs in the flower pots to brighten their community.