AN army of volunteers are celebrating after winning the battle against litter louts.

Winsford Litter Project has spent the past year transforming grot spots across the town.

The 500-strong team of adults and children is now challenging residents to continue with their good work.

A Keep Winsford Tidy campaign is being mounted throughout June with posters displayed throughout the town.

Winsford Litter Project

Winsford Litter Project

Almost 50 volunteers turned up to support the Wharton clean-up campaign

Steve Edwards, who founded the community project in June 2020, said: "The majority of people love the town and keep it nice and tidy. It is only a minority who discard rubbish.

"Winsford looks so nice now, we need to maintain it. Everyone needs to do their bit.

"CWAC said they collected an extra 100 tonnes of rubbish last year. As we are the biggest litter picking group in the area, most of this came out of Winsford."

Almost 50 kind-hearted volunteers spent 180 hours mounting a giant clean up in Wharton over the Bank Holiday weekend and filled three lorry loads with rubbish.

Winsford Litter Project

Winsford Litter Project

The Wombles of Winsford filled eight bags with litter at Wharton Recreation Ground

Children belonging to the Wombles of Winsford litter picked at Wharton Recreation Ground and collected eight bags of refuse.

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"Residents came out and said how nice it all looked and thanked us for what we are doing," said Steve.

"We found everything from mattresses, televisions and beds to tables, chairs, cans and bottles. It was bad."

Weaver Vale Housing Trust and their grounds maintenance contractor Ideverde donating litter picking stubs.

Winsford Litter Project is teaming up with Friends of Winsford Town Park to carry out the Great British Spring Clean this weekend, Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.

This nationwide campaign from the Keep Britain Tidy charity encourages thousands of volunteers across the country to litter pick.

Volunteers from the project plan to continue their clean up at Wharton Gardens.

John Malam, chairman of the friends, said: "The viewing platform at the Dingle Lane entrance at Winsford Town Park will be our focal point.

"This is where volunteers can collect litter-pickers and litter bags and it's where filled bags will be brought back to, ready for Cheshire West and Chester Council to collect on Monday."

Anyone is welcome to join in.