Litter pickers across Herefordshire are gearing up for the Great Herefordshire Spring Clean.

But so far, no litter pick for the event appears to have been registered for the Ledbury area, although organisers are hoping that will change.

So far, the closest registered litter pick for the campaign will take part in Colwall, on April 6.

A spokesman for Herefordshire Council said: “Herefordshire’s Stop the Drop Campaign Steering Group, comprising representatives from a number of litter picking groups and Herefordshire Council is now calling on local people to come together in the fight against litter by playing their part in the Great Herefordshire Spring Clean, which runs from this Friday, March 22 to April 23 as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

“In addition to our year-round support, the council has a range of free, coloured bags for litter pickers taking part in the Spring Clean, and a network of special collection points for convenient disposal of litter.”

The spokesman added: “We supply litter picking equipment, including our new coloured bags, and comprehensive information and support for volunteers.”

Marc Willimont, Herefordshire Council acting assistant director for regulatory environment and waste, said: “There is a wonderful network of hardworking groups and individuals committed to tackling litter across Herefordshire, and the Great Herefordshire Spring Clean is a great opportunity for us all to work together.

“We would love to hear from local people who care about keeping our public spaces litter-free and there is a range of support and resources available to help, including our special new violet-coloured bags, which are available free-of-charge to anybody taking part in the Great Herefordshire Spring Clean.

“I would encourage people to get involved, or to contact us to find out more about how everybody can play their part in keeping Herefordshire clean.”

“Volunteering helps improves lives and strengthens communities but most important is the intangible benefits of pride, satisfaction and accomplishment.”

Anyone wishing to take part in the Great British Spring Clean in the Ledbury area should email or phone 01432 383150.