Operation to keep community tidy

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A four-day campaign is under way to help tidy up North Shields and reduce fire risks.

North Tyneside Council, Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are joining forces to help the community of Meadowell clean-up the area, as well as tackle fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour and preventing fires, all as part of Operation Hotspot.

There will be a litter pick on Friday, June 28, meeting at Avon Avenue at 10am.

Pupils from Waterville Primary School, North Shields, have already cleaned up their school and the local area.

And Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service will be giving free home safety checks, fire safety advice and fitting smoke alarms where appropriate.