Charlie sees the best and the worst of Suffolk’s road litter

Lady Euston, centre, and members of Mildenhall Rotary Club see Charlie Haylock off at the start of his walk ANL-150922-163631001
Lady Euston, centre, and members of Mildenhall Rotary Club see Charlie Haylock off at the start of his walk ANL-150922-163631001
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Author and raconteur of Charlie Haylock has praised Needham Market residents for having the cleanest small town he saw in a litter protest walk across the county.

Charlie, from Sudbury, was so annoyed at the amount of litter beside Suffolk’s roads that he walked from Mildenhall to Felixstowe to highlight the problem, backed by councillors and Suffolk Police Commissioner Tim Passmore.

Afterwards he said: “Needham Market was the tidest, cleanest small town I walked through because they have regular litter picks. It shows what people can do.

“But in Balham the bus stop was a rubbish tip and in Shelland there was fly tipping.”

The walk also raised £10,400 to help the Eden Rose Coppice Trust open a woodland in Ipswich for cancer sufferers to relax in.

Lord Lieutenant, Lady Euston, saw him off at the start in Mildenhall, where the town’s Rotary Club had cleared an overgrown part of the Lark Valley Path he planned to use on the first day. St Edmundsbury Mayor Patrick Chung saw him off from Bury St Edmunds the next day.