Published Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Chiddingfold villagers are celebrating their twentieth Litter Blitz on Saturday 24 March. The voluntary event has helped make the village spic and span every year since 1998.

Local councillor, Christine Tebbot is delighted that the Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Simon Inchbald will be taking part in their anniversary event.

"The Litter Blitz is fun and helps bring people together as well as set the tone for a clean and tidy village for the whole year," said Christine.

Cllr Inchbald said: "This is the kind of activity that gives a real boost to communities as well as the environment and I am honoured to have been invited."

The event will start at 10am by the Forge on Chiddingfold Green and everyone is welcome. Refreshments, transport and equipment will be provided.

As well as the Chiddingfold event, there are also litter picks organised by Thursley Parish Council, Summerlands Estate in Cranleigh and Binscombe Residents Group over the same weekend, 24 and 25 March.

Waverley Borough Council staff are also organising a litterpick on Tuesday 27 March in Cranleigh.

The council is keen to help local communities run litter picking events and can provide the necessary equipment for free. This includes litter pickers, high visibility waistcoats, plastic gloves and sacks for litter and recycling.

Equipment is available throughout the year but is in limited supply so please book as early as possible. You can book online by going to and searching ‘free loan of litter picking equipment.’