A clean-up has taken place in a community ahead of a visit by judges.
Cramlington Town Council chairman Coun Jean Whisson organised the community clean-up in East Hartford ahead of the Northumbria in Bloom competition.
Coun Whisson, who grew up in East Hartford, organised a litter pick last week along with help from members of the Cramlington Partnership .
East Hartford will be entered for the first time into the small villages category of Northumbria in Bloom.
Coun Pam Flux, who represents the East Hartford area, said: “The East Hartford in Bloom initiative is a good one. I am always keen to support community led initiatives and I will be donating my councillor expenses to this project.”
She added: “I am really pleased that residents are coming together to lead this project, they have my full support. Any action that will help promote East Hartford as a clean and attractive area is good news to me.”
Coun Whisson said: “East Hartford is a lovely village with a strong community spirit and we are hoping to do very well in the competition.”
An East Hartford community group has been set up with residents and Skills 4 U which has recently received a community chest grant from Cramlington Town Council of £500 towards enhancing the village.