Litter-pickers collect astonishing haul at Vauxhall

Soiled pants, a golf ball, a tv, a window frame, a fire extinguisher and a football were among the rubbish cleared during a litter pick at Vauxhall Field in Canterbury.

Just two litter-pickers cleared bulky items as well as four bags of litter from the open space at the foot of Vauxhall Avenue today (Thursday, February 5).

The area is one of the worst in the city for litter and fly-tipping.

Last year community litter-pickers working in the area came across a mound of tyres and more than 100 rusting fridges dumped in undergrowth.

A burnt out car sits on land at Vauxhall

And this week it emerged that vandals had torched a car on land being used by the National Grid to install a new electricity pylon.

Anti-litter campaigners are planning a big clear up of the area in the spring.

They are also calling on Canterbury City Council to play its part in keeping the area clean.

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