January 9, 2022 9.13 am

The wonderful Wombles clearing mountains of roadside rubbish

Lincolnshire thanks you!

To feel saddened and angered at fly tipping is one thing, to dedicate your weekend to clearing other people’s mess is another. Lincolnshire is sharing a message of thanks to a group of volunteer Wombles giving lay-bys back to nature.

One such group, the Wombles of Holbeach, spent a cold and rainy Saturday, January 8, clearing a mountain of waste from an A17 lay-by between Holbeach and Fosdyke Bridge.

The team’s fantastic perseverance with the grotty task has completely transformed the area.

A remarkable difference in just a few hours.

What a difference a day makes! A17 lay-by clear all thanks to the Wombles of Holbeach

| Photo: Wombles of Holbeach

| Photo: Wombles of Holbeach

New local member Phil said: “The pictures speak for themselves but I must say a huge thank you to the team that got stuck in and made a remarkable difference in a matter of hours.

“Thanks a lot to Lodge Farm Cafe’s Becky and Susan for bringing down bacon rolls and hot drinks.”

| Photo: Wombles of Holbeach

| Photo: Wombles of Holbeach

| Photo: Wombles of Holbeach

Once they’d completed their task, gutters had been cleared and drainage points had been made to help clear puddles on the lay-by.

Some even waded into he ditch to complete the mission.

Another successful clean-up for the Wombles at the Sutton Bridge lay-by.

Another successful clean-up for the Wombles at the Sutton Bridge lay-by.

Another successful clean-up for the Wombles at the Sutton Bridge lay-by.

Another successful clean-up for the Wombles at the Sutton Bridge lay-by.

Anyone interested in getting involved can visit the Facebook Group here. 

Spotted an error? Please notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.