THE WREXHAM Litter Pickers have had another extremely busy year of making their community a tidier place to live.

The group, formed in January 2021, is made up of volunteer litter pickers, working hard to keep streets, green spaces and rivers in Wrexham free from pollution.

This time last year, the team announced it had collected over 14,052 bags of litter since launching.

In 2023, they have added another 1,224 bags to that tally to take it past the 15,000 mark.

In total, 44 litter pick events were held throughout this year, with 26 supermarket trollies also being retrieved from various locations around Wrexham.

The most bags picked during a single group pick was on March 26, where the team collected 60 bags full of rubbish and also retrieved a motorbike!


A spokesperson for the Wrexham Litter Pickers said: "We have picked the streets, green spaces and rivers across Wrexham including Caia Park, Erddig, Plas Power, City Centre and the Industrial Estate.

"We have picked around all the major supermarkets in town as well to highlight how much litter they accumulate.

"One highlight from 2023 includes our big "Pick for the NHS" where we spent two Sundays picking the massive carpark and surrounds of the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

"Since the Wrexham Litter Pickers was set up in February 2021 we have slowly grown our Group Pick Events to today where we hold an event most Sunday mornings and get on average 8 to 10 volunteers turning up."

The group's final pick of 2023 will take place this Sunday (December 17).

They will be meeting at 8.30am at Victoria CP School for a pick around the Victoria, Bradley and Ruthin Road areas.

Then, at 11am, volunteers will gather at the bandstand at Bellevue Park to enjoy some mulled wine, music and mince pies.