Showing true community spirit, around 20 villagers took to the lanes in and around West Leake to clear up litter that has been inexplicably 'dumped' at the roadside.
What might have been seen as a bit of a chore soon turned into a decidedly fun event, with the challenge to find the most bizarre piece of litter keeping most of us amused.
More unusual items included a child's tricycle, a seemingly brand new car registration plate and a horrendously dirty and insect filled bed quilt.
With around 200 bottles and drinks cans collected, you cannot help but be amazed at how inconsiderate people have been in dropping their litter. There were old clothes, fast-food boxes and sweet wrappers galore. And no mention will be made of the plastic bottle containing a suspiciously frothy amber liquid.
The resultant pile of black bin liners says so much. We will be back on the streets again soon, so keep an eye out for the date. Come and join us...you might be surprised just how enjoyable and rewarding it can be.