More than 55 bags of rubbish were collected in a litter pick in Broadheath on Sunday.

Around 50 volunteers came together as part of a huge community event to clear up the area.

Event organiser and Scout leader, Carolyne Jones said, “We’re really pleased with the turn out, we’ve picked up more than 55 rubbish bags full of litter. Hopefully this will have a significant effect on wildlife in the area, as well as making it more pleasant for residents. We found a large amount of plastic, amongst other things, in the hedges which has been there for some time.”

The event was attended by local scouts, resident groups and by councillors Denise Western and Amy Whyte. Amy Whyte, Labour Councillor for Broadheath Ward, who helped organise the event said, “It was fantastic to see so many people making the effort to come and clear up their local area. The scouts especially were enthusiastic, well mannered and worked very hard. They were an absolute credit to their parents and leaders who also came to help. We’d like to thank Sale Wombles, Timperley Tidiers and Stamford Brook Residents Association for attending as well as many other local residents. Our youngest helpers were brothers Joseph and Oliver who are just six and three. It’s really appreciated and hopefully will deter people from dropping litter as the area looks so much tidier now.”