United Response, a charity that supports people with disabilities, is taking part in a litter pick at Straw’s Bridge in West Hallam.

Up to 30 people from United Response will take part in the litter pick, including people who have a range of diverse needs and are supported by the charity. Equipment will be provided by Erewash Borough Council which owns and maintains the popular nature reserve.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Lead Member for Environment at Erewash Borough Council, says:

“We are extremely grateful to United Response for choosing one of Erewash’s most popular beauty spots to carry out a litter pick. The charity does great work in supporting people with disabilities and I am sure those taking part will also enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Swan Lake.”

The litter pick will take place on Monday May 16 between 10am and 11.30am.

United Response is committed to making lives better for people with disabilities. It supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, at home and in the community.

Oliva Briggs, Area Manager at United Response, said: “It's really important for the people we support to give back to the community. We work with an amazing group of people who have a diverse range of needs but this certainly won’t stop them from enjoying the wonderful nature this area provides.”

Find out more about the council’s 11 nature reserves.