VOLUNTEERS have given Winsford a spring clean.

Friends of Winsford Town Park and Winsford Litter Project group teamed up to pick up litter from streets, verges and hedgerows.

It was part of a nationwide Keep Britain Tidy GB Spring Clean campaign.

Winsford Guardian:

Ian Didcock, Sue Henshall, Samantha Mahe, Sarah Kerr, Elaine Didcock and, in front, Steve Edwards, Joshua Kerr and Hannah Kerr

Steve Edwards, founder of Winsford Litter Project, said: "By Sunday evening we could see just how much litter had been picked up.

“And it wasn’t only the usual cans and bottles. We even picked up a broken lawnmower which had been dumped."

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Around 500 adults and children have joined the community group since it was launched a year ago.

Young litter pickers have formed their own team called the Little Wombles of Winsford after the famous fictional TV characters who clean Wimbledon Common.

Litter collected

Litter collected

Some of the litter collected from Winsford over the weekend

StreetCare Services, part of Cheshire West Council, worked closely with the volunteers, supplying litter-pickers, sacks and hi-vis vests, and collecting the filled sacks from the Town Park.

John Malam, chairman of Friends of Winsford Town Park, said:“Town Park is a central location. It was a good place to work from and as the sacks of litter started to pile up we could all see how much tidier the litter-pickers had made Winsford.”