Warsop locals clean up The Carrs nature reserve

NMAC11-2159-1''The newly reformed Friends of The Carrs hald a clean-up and litter pick on Monday supported by local councillors and Mansfield District Council. Pictured is Committee Member Stuart Whittle, left with Peter Allen, Parks Staff from M.D.C and Friends members Paul and Lyndon Johnson.
NMAC11-2159-1''The newly reformed Friends of The Carrs hald a clean-up and litter pick on Monday supported by local councillors and Mansfield District Council. Pictured is Committee Member Stuart Whittle, left with Peter Allen, Parks Staff from M.D.C and Friends members Paul and Lyndon Johnson.

GREEN-FINGERED members of a Warsop community group have held a litter pick day as part of ongoing efforts to maintain a local beauty spot.

The Friends of The Carrs group now has 30 members who take on projects to maintain The Carrs Local Nature Reserve for residents across the Warsop parish.

Friends of the Carrs chairman Pam Johnson says the reserve is popular and something the community should be proud of.

“It is a beautiful area and we want to maintain it as a recreation site for people of all ages to enjoy,” she said this week.

“It seems that green areas are being lost in some parts of the country but we don’t want this to happen here.”

The expanding group is currently looking for funding for projects which include de-silting the Mill Dam as well as placing new fishing pegs, seats and a footpath on the site, which was voted Mansfield’s most attractive beauty spot by Chad readers in 2007.

Several parish councillors, including Coun John Kerr and Coun Peter Crawford; Andy Lowe, from Wildlife Trust, and Mansfield District Council workers joined group members to pick up litter and filled more than 30 rubbish bags around The Carrs site.

“We are always looking for new members from the Warsop parish and around to help clean up the area,” added Pamela.

“And if anyone would like to join our next clean up day they are very welcome to come along.”

The next Friends of the Carrs meeting takes place at The Hare and Hounds, on Church Street, Warsop, on 13th September from 7.30pm.

Residents are also invited to join the next litter pick day at The Carrs on 10th October at 10am.