Litter heroes collected a magnificent haul of 45 bags of rubbish during a Spring clean challenge at Thornton Heath Rec.

Some of the 26 eager volunteers donned waders to clear away vegetation and debris in Norbury Brook while others armed with litter pickers set about tidying up the Rec.

The event coincided with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign.

The local volunteers were supported by Thames21, Croydon Council’s Clean and Green team and Thornton Heath Community Action Teams.

The event was organised by local resident Graham Mitchell.

For news on future Norbury Brook clean ups contact Graham at or 07830817662.