ENTHUSIASTIC volunteers are set to give Winsford a big tidy-up.

The Friends of Winsford Town Park are taking part in the Great British Spring Clean.

John Malam, chairman of the group, said: “It’s a national event organised by the Keep Britain Tidy environmental charity. The Friends have registered to take part and we will be doing a town wide litter pick across Winsford over the weekend March 23 and 24..”

Wilko is the national sponsor and the Winsford store is supporting the local effort by providing litter picking sticks and refuse sacks.

Peter Phoenix, branch manager of Winsford Wilko, said:“We are delighted to be helping with the Winsford litter pick. We have a range of items in our store specially to promote the Great British Spring Clean and we are pleased to support the Friends group.”

The group hopes the initiative will encourage people to tidy up their neighbourhoods.

“Wherever I go these days I’m aware of plastic and glass bottles, cans, takeaway packaging and so on littering the streets and our open spaces,” said John.

“We’ve all seen how much litter is lying around and now’s our chance to do something about it."

Anyone wishing to take part in the weekend can collect refuse sacks and litter-pickers at the viewing platform in the park.

For more information call 01606 863540.