People across the country are being asked to do their bit to keep their community clear of litter as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign.

To celebrate the launch of the national campaign, volunteers in Wolverhampton set out this morning to carry out a litter npick to clean-up residential streets around the Bushbury North area.

John Brinkworth, who lives in the area, organised the clean-up focusing on clearing litter from streets in Fordhouses and Patshull Avenue playing fields. 

John said: “Like many residents, I always moan about litter on the streets, but other than picking the odd thing up - I’ve never done anything about it.

“I came across the Keep Britain Tidy campaign on the internet and thought now is the time to do something. 

“I got in touch with the council and called out to other residents to help do their bit for their community. 

“It was great to work together, and I hope we have inspired others and the younger generation, to get involved in the campaign to keep the city clean.”

The city council supplied the volunteers with litter pickers, gloves and bin bags to carry out the clean-up.

City of Wolverhampton Council is working with a number of volunteering groups to support the campaign. To get involved in the clean-up events please visit Keep Britain Tidy.

The Keep Britain Tidy Campaign will run until 23 April.