A hardy band of Egremont residents battled the weather to carry out a community litter pick in Egremont.

The community came together to help clean up the town as part of the great Cumbria litter pick on April 26, which is organised by Friends of The Lake District.

Local town and borough councillors, members of works4you and Calderwood House gathered at Egremont town council to take part in the clear up.

Children from Bookwell school, who have assisted on several previous community litter picks, turned up ready and willing to help out, but unfortunately the adverse weather meant that they could not continue.

Chairman of Egremont Town Council, Councillor Neil Ferguson said the day went very well considering the weather.

He said: "It was cold, wet and windy. Holding onto the bags was difficult and the wind would catch hold of the litter. Even though the turn out was poor and the school pupils couldn't participate we were determined to brave the weather only giving in when the rain began to drive heavily.

"Many people demonstrated their community spirit and a special mention must be given to David and Christine Collins who have taken part in many litter picks as well as other community events."

After battling against the wet weather for several hours the group collected over 40 bags of rubbish and other items, leaving the town looking much better.

More litter picks are planned for later this year and will start again in September.