Diss litter pickers show pride in the town

Diss Community Clear Up from the DYCC Centre in the Town, supported by SOuth Norfolk COuncil and the

Diss Community Clear Up from the DYCC Centre in the Town, supported by SOuth Norfolk COuncil and their mascot Dinsdale.l-r Dinsdale, Morgan Knock, Chloe Ludkin and Lorna Bradford. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A community clean-up day has been held in Diss with people of all ages helping to remove rubbish from the town's streets.

Diss Community Clear Up from the DYCC Centre in the Town, supported by SOuth Norfolk COuncil and the

Diss Community Clear Up from the DYCC Centre in the Town, supported by SOuth Norfolk COuncil and their mascot Dinsdale.l-r Youth Worker, Sam Mason, Morgan Knock, Dinsdale, Chloe Ludkin, Lorna Bradford and Youth Centre Volunteer Rob Waddington. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

On Sunday the annual Taking Pride in Diss litter pick took place with 20 people filling bin bags with rubbish, such as sweet wrappers and beer cans.

The event was set up by Diss Town Council and had its base at the Diss Youth and Community Centre on Shelfanger Road, where the Dinsdale the Duck mascot could be seen encouraging people to take part and help tidy up the town's streets.

Janine Cornelius and Ann Hughes used their litter pickers along Shelfanger Road and Sunnyside and as well as cans, chip forks and sweet wrapper they also found a discarded jacket.

They both take part in the annual event as they hate to see rubbish strewn around the town and as they used their litter pickers to great effort on Sunday people gave them a thumbs up as a sign of support.

The day also saw six members of the Diss Youth Forum taking part.

Diss mayor Julian Mason was based at the centre during Taking Pride in Diss and along with deputy town clerk Sarah Richards helped the volunteers select litter picking routes and provided them with equipment and well earned refreshments.

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He said: 'Taking Pride in Diss is all about putting something back into the community.

'I would say the event has gone well, the weather may have put a few people off though.

'It is all about making Diss a nicer place to live in.'

Normally the annual clean-up takes place before the town's carnival, but for this year it was moved to the day after the Diss Christmas lights switch-on event.

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