BROWNIES were inspired by a clean up campaign to hold their own litter pick.
The First Uppingham Brownies often clear up litter when they play on the play equipment at Tod’s Piece, but were inspired by the Mercury’s Let’s Clear Up campaign to do something more obvious.
Eight youngsters from the group went round Uppingham town centre picking up litter. They covered the scout hut, Tod’s Piece, the Market Place and the seating on the corner of the High Street East.
Rutland County Council lent the group the appropriate equipment for the pick and the girls filled two large bin bags.
Uppingham brownies leader Helen Swift said: “Everyone who took part was heartened by the positive comments received from early evening drinkers sitting enjoying a pint in the sun outside The Crown. “