|Nita receiving her award|
Nita Pearson, Chairperson of the Friends of Thringstone community group, goes out collecting litter on a daily basis - regardless of the weather - in an effort to keep the village clean, tidy and a great place to live.
Nita was presented with her award by NWLDC Chief Executive Christine Fisher, and officers, at a reception at the Council Offices last week.
Whitwick and Thringstone County Councillor Leon Spence said "Congratulations must go out to Nita who is a fantastic role model in our community.
"In addition to her work as a volunteer litter picker Nita also regularly spots issues and reports them to the council. She really is a community hero."