A syringe and fly-tipped building waste were among the litter found scattered on the streets of Charvil on Sunday.

A group of eight people from Charvil Matters Eco Group cleared 10 bags of rubbish from the town.

Founder and councillor for Wokingham Borough Sam Akhtar was among them.

Reading Chronicle: Members of Charvil Matters Eco Group at the litter pick on SundayMembers of Charvil Matters Eco Group at the litter pick on Sunday

“It is really amazing to see our group continue to go from strength to strength each month.

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“We are quickly becoming the cleanest and most litter free ward across Wokingham Borough which fills me with great pride.

Reading Chronicle: Some of the rubbish bagged by volunteersSome of the rubbish bagged by volunteers

“The most concerning find was a syringe which was discarded amongst bottles of alcohol, crisps and cigarette in a layby along the A4 between Charvil and Sonning.

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“I was shocked when I found this and have safely disposed of this.

He said there was a ‘large amount’ of fly tipped building waste on the A4 which he reported to the council.

“I would like to thank all our volunteers who keep coming out to support the Charvil Matters group and we look forward to another session soon.”