VOLUNTEERS are keeping a beauty spot neat and tidy in Winsford.

Friends of Weaver Parkway pick up litter and repair damage.

The group would like to thank everyone who supported their recent plant sale which raised £300.

Volunteers look after an extensive area of open space alongside the River Weaver on the outskirts of Winsford.

The area was created on former industrial land of brine workings and salt mining, creating a unique habitat for unusual wildlife.

Ken Acton, from the group, said: "We plant trees and wildflowers. We installed a series of history boards along the river of how it looked in the 1920s.

"We also host visits by children, give talks and carry out butterfly surveys.

The group makes regular contributions to St Luke's Hospice, their chosen charity.

A team of around 15-20 volunteers meet at 10am every Wednesday at the Cheshire West and Chester Council ranger's hut opposite Wharton Park pub to carry out a range of practical work.

The group, which has 150 members, gets together on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm to organise talks, children's visits and other activities.

All are welcome.