"It was great to see so many people involved so Id like to thank everyone who came along to lend a hand."
Cheryl Connor, neighbourhood co-ordinator
Pupils from Lingdale Primary School joined members of staff from Thirteen, Redcar and Cleveland Council and Beyond Housing to form a hit squad and tackle litter around the village.
A class of children from the school came along to tidy up the local playing field, while housing and council staff were joined by Mike Jefferson, Chair of Lingdale Community Group to target the area around the main street in the village.
Cheryl Connor, Thirteen’s neighbourhood co-ordinator for the area, said: “We’re really grateful to children and teachers from the school for coming along to help out.
“Events like this help to improve the area and give people a little more pride in the village. Bringing together all the organisations to form the litter hit squad also demonstrates how partnership working can help us to make a bigger push to improve neighbourhoods.
“It was great to see so many people involved so I’d like to thank everyone who came along to lend a hand.”
The drive is part of the Great British Spring Clean which aims to inspire 500,000 people across the country to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches.
The programme runs until 23 April and is calling on #Litterheroes to help improve the environment on their doorstep.