CHILDREN at two Trowbridge primary schools are to join teachers in tidying up their school grounds next week.

Their litter picks at Castle Mead Primary on June 8 and The Mead Primary on June 11 is part of the Great British Spring Clean and School Clean taking place between May 28 and June 13.

Year 1 teacher Mrs Rachel Brotherton at Castle Mead said: "We were so impressed by the children’s motivation to help out in their community that we have made our pledge to do 60 hours of litter picking with Year 1."

The Paxcroft Brook Open Spaces Group is doing a litter pick on Saturday (June 5) with Cllr Mel Jacob and volunteers from the local area.

Mrs Jacob said: "We had a great turn-out of children and adults when we did a litter pick in April and are keen to make this a regular community activity."

"We live in a beautiful area and want to keep it looking good as the Paxcroft open space is used by residents of all ages.

"There are litter picks happening regularly all over the town and it is an easy and rewarding way to support your local community.

"It’s even better if you put it in the bin in the first place but of course that doesn’t always happen, so let’s work together to keep our town and green spaces looking good.

"As a new councillor, I am keen to get more bins around the town but we also need to encourage people to use them."

Other litter picks are taking place around Trowbridge with one led by Cllr Andrew Bryant taking place on Sunday (June 6) in the town's Drynham ward.