A Christian volunteer group helped remove dozens of bags of litter from Epsom town this weekend.

23 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) removed 62 bin bags full of litter from the Kiln lane, Weston Road and other paths and streets between the Epsom and Ewell East train stations.

The group were also joined by Town Ward Councillor Tella Wormington, who praised the group for having identified the location as a litter hotspot and acting to change things in a positive way.

Cllr Wormington said: "I am so grateful for everyone who has come out to help today from the Church of God, to cleanup Kiln lane which is one of our busiest roads and really suffers from litter.

"Everyone has done a fantastic job today (Sunday, February 24) and we are very grateful."

The weekend's litter-picking efforts were just the latest in WMSCOG's community-based efforts to tackle the problem in the Epsom and Ewell area. The organization, which was founded in South Korea in 1964, has a track record of promoting voluntary activities among its members and received the Queen’s Award for Volunteer Service in 2016.