Volunteers turned out in force to support a community clear up.

The “Need to Weed” event was organised by Egremont Town Council last week, led by councillors chairman Neil Ferguson and Vice-chairman Sam Pollen.

Councillor Ferguson said: "What a fantastic turn out - around 50 people attended including town councillors and staff, residents and staff from Calderwood House, Royal British Legion members, Works 4 You Ltd, Egremont Youth Partnership, Copeland’s Park Ranger and members of the public who were all keen to lend a hand in cleaning up our town."

The morning turned out to be a big success with weeds, debris and litter being removed from the Main Street, Egremont Castle and the surrounding areas.

The council explained that although keeping the street free of weeds is the County County’s responsibility, due to a number of setbacks including the Covid-19 pandemic, the weeds had got out of hand.

They said that due to everyone who turned out to attend, both young and old it showed that people care about the town and were willing to lend a hand to make it look much tidier.

Egremont Town Council wanted to publicly thank those that attended. They said: "Thanks to the excellent work carried out today which has made such a difference and thanks must also go to Copeland Borough Council for supplying the necessary equipment to carry out the work."

The Town Council is now planning to organise a further weeding and litter pick event in August to continue to keep the street looking its best.

They hope it is as well attended as this event and that many of the public would like to come.

To keep informed on this and other events the town council recommends people check in with the Egremont Town Council page and at the poster point.

They said: "It is hoped that as many people will support us again – in fact everyone including businesses are more than welcome to attend and if we all work together, we will make a difference."