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Volunteers who took part in the litter pick at Wincheap

Talking toilet seat found during community litter pick

A talking toilet seat was among the rubbish found during a community litter pick in Wincheap.

The volunteer who found it was taken aback when she went to pick the novelty item up and it started sounding words through a speaker.

It mysteriously disappeared before Canterbury City Council’s cleaning contractor Serco arrived to collect the rubbish.

Other bulk items found in the pick on Sunday included the front half of a child’s bike, mattresses, plant holders and a traffic cone.

A total 30 sacks of litter were collected by 20 volunteers who worked through non-stop drizzle.

The pick was held by the Wincheap Society

Organiser Ed Craven said: “The litter-pick was very enjoyable and useful in spite of the rain. We made Wincheap a cleaner and more attractive place to live in and it was a fun social event.”

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