Volunteers from Tesco in Linslade and Leighton-Linslade in Bloom joined forces to improve the area surrounding the store in Vimy Road.
This was the first of a Leighton-Linslade In Bloom 2015 initiative to involve local businesses and assist them in removal of unsightly litter from their premises.
Equipment and protective clothing were kindly loaned by the Leighton-Linslade Town Council and on a cold, but fine, morning and after donning gloves and yellow fluorescent jackets, the eight-strong team carried out a two-hour litter pick of the car park, part of the canal towpath and a section of Vimy Road.
The amount of litter and debris was enormous. As well as the usual bottles, cans, plastic and paper / cardboard, the team discovered, lurking in the adjacent shrubs a rusted video camera, some fly-tipped doors, a selection of clothing and a half full container of motor oil. In excess of 20 sacks of rubbish was collected.
The rubbish was disposed of by Tesco store and the area was considerably smarter than at the start of the morning.
If any other company would like to follow this, contact David Rosie (01525 370279) or the town council (01525 631920)