Events took place across Brentwood as councillors and volunteers came together for national "Clean for the Queen" weekend.
Saturday 5th March saw community litter picks and housing projects carried out in Hutton, Shenfield, Warley and Central Brentwood. These followed on from events last weekend in Brentwood South and North, where a housing planting project and litter picks were carried out.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Louise McKinlay said, "The weekend was a great success, as residents, businesses, schools, council staff and councillors all played their part in helping to keep Brentwood tidy. We are fortunate to have a relatively clean borough but events like this highlight what an ongoing battle there is with litter and how there is always more that can be done. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the various activities and really helped to make a difference."
Over 60 bags of rubbish were collected from across the borough, along with flytipping, broken chairs and wooden benches.
Deputy Leader of the Council, John Kerslake added, " We came together under the "Clean for the Queen" banner but we hold a number of community action days throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about what we do, please drop us a line and hopefully you can join us for the next event!"