RESIDENTS across Allerdale have spent the last two weeks picking up litter in a bid to keep their streets clean.

As part of the Great British September Clean, a national campaign, people from across the district have been making their parks, beaches, and streets clean and tidy.

The campaign, which took place between September 11 and September 27, has brought communities together across the country.

Allerdale Council is encouraging residents to keep the momentum of the campaign going by reporting any issues such as fly-tipping to the council as well as by properly getting rid of any litter.

Councillor Tony Markley, executive member for environmental services, said: “The council and our partners take keeping the borough’s streets clean and tidy extremely seriously, with staff working hard to make our communities nice places to live.

“I’d encourage the public to support our efforts by making sure you dispose of your own waste properly and report any issues to us so we can take action.”

The two-week campaign saw plenty of socially-distanced litter-picking events held in the borough in a bid to clean-up the area and highlight the natural beauty.

These events were supported by the council.

The Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean week also coincided with the Great British September clean so, the team at the Workington Nature Partnership organised a number of events surrounding that.

As the fortnight came to an end, one final big group litter-pick was organised by the Allerdale Local Focus Hub in St Michael’s ward in Workington last Friday.

It brought together staff from Cumbria Police, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, North Cumbria Primary Care and Groundwork Choices.

The group of litter-pickers managed to fill 12 bin bags full of rubbish from the area.

If you would like to continue keeping Allerdale a clean area, you can use the myAllerdale app to report any issues or find out more information online.