BRAMSHOTT and Liphook Parish Council organised its first autumn litter-picking day to tidy up the village and replant a flower bed in Midhurst Road, before the cold season sets in.

As well as collecting litter from the centre of the village, surrounding hamlets of Hammer Vale, Griggs Green, Passfield and Bramshott were also included.

In addition, the parish council donated book token prizes to Liphook Junior School in recognition of the anti-litter posters drawn by the children, which are now being displayed in shops and on littler bins throughout the parish.

It is hoped to make the autumn litter pick an annual event, following the big carnival celebrations.

In April, members of Liphook In Bloom held their annual litter-pick day, which concentrates on the centre of the village and has been running successfully for a number of years. Parish councillors felt an additional autumn litter pick would enhance the village and help keep surrounding areas tidy.

Litter pick sticks, reflective jackets and collecting sacks were provided by East Hampshire District Council, as were information leaflets relating to health and safety and the benefits of keeping the community tidy.