Safe found during latest litter pick
A SAFE believed to have been stolen from a house in Wells has been handed to police – after being discovered during a litter pick around the city.
One of the volunteers taking part in the litter pick on January 17, 18 and 19 found the safe, which had been forced open and still had documents inside, while clearing rubbish from a stream in the Wookey Hole Road area.
The safe is now being linked with a robbery from a house in Wells for which three people have already been charged and appeared before magistrates.
The litter picks are held every three months after being started by Councillor Celia Wride to keep the city spick and span.
Id Verde pick up the resulting bags of rubbish from designated collection points.
Celia praised the efforts of those who take part, and revealed some of the other finds on the latest litter pick. She said: “The tipple of choice in one area was gin and tonic in those small cans.
“In another, 30 empty bottles of Lambrusco were uncovered, and the hedge at the bottom of Tucker Street revealed a multitude of scratch cards – all scratched, apparently.”
She said she thought that more rubbish might have been revealed due to the lack of leaves at this time of year, the grass and weeds not growing as vigorously, and the fact that a lot of the hedges and trees have been cut back.
Celia added: “The volunteers did a magnificent job and I am proud of every one of them. The next adventure will be just before Easter, hopefully.”