Pensioner spends three hours clearing rubbish
A LITTER-picking pensioner has cleared mounds of rubbish from a wood on the edge of Cottingham.
Tony Wray, of Wainfleet Avenue, walks the village keeping the streets clean. When he heard about the state of the wood off Inglemire Lane, he set to work removing piles of waste.
Mr Wray said he would like to see more villagers cleaning Cottingham up.
He said: "I want to get people to take it upon themselves.
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"I'm 69 and it took me three hours to clear the wood. If I can do it, anyone can."
All the rubbish has been moved to one place for collection by East Riding Council.
Mr Wray said: "I was just gripped with the joy of seeing all this filth piled up.
"I want Britain to be litter-free.
"We all want that but it just takes one person to drop rubbish and the rest of us follow."
The pensioner was recognised with an East Riding Council Chairman's Award last year.
He clinched the Environment – Tidy East Riding prize after cycling more than 3,000 miles from his home to Hornsea, picking up litter on the way.