Village volunteers are pick of the Knaphill bunch

WHILE many eased their way into the New Year, Knaphill’s 1st Scout Group took to the village’s streets on a mission to clear litter.

Undeterred by the wet and wild conditions, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the Waterers Rise unit, and willing family members, all joined forces for the generous rubbish pick.

This latest kind clear-up of the village saw a record turnout of group members, with more than 60 good souls donning their hi-vis jackets and litter pickers.

Delighted Group Scout Leader Tracey Daniell said that residents should notice a tangible improvement to the village vista after the hard work of her team.

She said: “Overall we collected more than 60 bags of rubbish in just over an hour.

“As a group we are committed to seeing a cleaner Knaphill and have pledged to support the ‘Clean for The Queen’ project
in March, which is a nationwide initiative to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.”

The Clean for The Queen campaign, supported by Keep Britain Tidy, is calling on local residents to help clean up their area over
the weekend of 4 March.

Meanwhile, adding his thanks to Knaphill’s tidy troops was Councillor for the village Saj Hussain, who said: “Thank you to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, their group leaders and families for braving the wet weather on Saturday for the excellent litter pick – it’s great way to start the New Year.”

Full details on the Clean for The Queen campaign can be found at

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