Campaign continues to clean up borough

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Residents and businesses have helped clear almost a tonne of rubbish from the borough in just four days.

A total of 79 residents and 12 businesses took part in clean-ups in Wallsend, Whitley Bay, North Shields, Burradon and Killingworth as part of North Tyneside Council’s Big Spring Clean campaign.

There was a helping hand from the council’s environmental wardens and mascot ‘Waldo the Wonderdog’, with participants filling more than 200 bags of rubbish.

Coun Ed Hodson, cabinet member for transport and the environment, said: “As a council, we are committed to maintaining a clean, tidy and safe borough and the local community plays an important role in helping us to do so.

“I am delighted so many people are taking part in clean-up events; I would like to thank all those who have already been involved in making this year’s initiative so successful.”

The campaign, now in its sixth year, runs until May 31, with residents and communities still able to take part.

To register a clean-up event or see if one is in your area visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk