What a load of rubbish!

Volunteers show off a huge pile of rubbish at Tidy Thame on Sunday
Volunteers show off a huge pile of rubbish at Tidy Thame on Sunday

A HUGE clean-up took place across Thame on Sunday, which saw the community pick up hundreds of bags of rubbish.

A vast mount was formed by volunteers who helped out and it took a remarkable two days for the district council to fully dispose of the waste.

Mayor Adam Buckland was delighted with the efforts of the Thame people and said: “It was just amazing – it was much better than I had ever imagined.

“So many turned up and I even had people coming up to me saying what a pleasure it was to go around on a lovely day and pick up rubbish.”

Different groups were stationed across the town, with the biggest clear-up taking place on the Ridgeway.

There items such as bathtubs, mattresses and shopping trolleys were found.

The mayor is now hoping Tidy Thame will trigger people to take care around the town and ensure it remains exactly that.

He said: “I think now it is important to try and keep Thame tidy, it is about making sure people don’t drop litter in the first place.”

It is now is expected to become an annual fixture, taking place every March.