Dozens help clean up green space in Ashington

Some of the scouts and volunteers with Coun Jim Lang and the rubbish collected.
Some of the scouts and volunteers with Coun Jim Lang and the rubbish collected.

Dozens of bags of rubbish were collected during a litter-pick in Ashington.

More than 30 people, including members of the 1st Hirst Scout Group, took part in the community litter-pick in Paddock Wood, North Seaton.

It was organised by Ashington Town Council, supported by Northumberland County Council, as part of ongoing efforts to tackle litter, which annoys many residents in the town.

A council spokesman said: “Paddock Wood is a fantastic green space with children’s play facilities, including a skate park, but sadly suffers from the effects of litter, fly-tipping and inconsiderate dog owners.

“To improve the environment Ashington Town Council has an ongoing programme of placing litter bins around the town, as well as recently funding an environmental officer to target fly-tipping, dog fouling and those that persist in dropping litter.”

“Ashington Town Council would like to thank all who supported the litter-pick.”