A huge litter-pick in Epsom’s East Street has been carried-out by the World Mission Society Church of God.

More than 100 bags of litter were collected by 40 volunteers last Sunday, February 11.

Allegedly, 320kg of litter was collected during the day - equivalent to the weight of a large Bengal Tiger.

Alexander Holmes, a member of the Church of God, said: “As we belong to Epsom we really want it to have a clean and beautiful image.

“We chose East street as it is the main entrance from central London and the first impression people get of Epsom.

“Since our Church was established in East street in December 2017, our members who travel by bus or car noticed the street really needed a clean and had the heart to help.”

The Church of God received the Queen's Award and became MBE (Member of the most Excellent order of the British Empire) in 2016.

Mr Holmes added: “This [honour] has also motivated us to serve our neighbours and community with the love of God.

“We will carry out more clean-ups and other activities such as blood drives, visiting care homes and supporting our local fire and police stations throughout the year.

“East street still needs attention since we couldn't complete it in one day. We plan to tackle it again and then move onto Epsom high street and nearby areas.”