CHILDREN have taken part in a campaign to tidy the areas around two Trowbridge primary schools.

The Year One pupils helped to tidy up their school grounds at Castle Mead Primary on Tuesday and The Mead Primary today.

The spruce up is part of the Great British Spring Clean and School Clean taking place between May 28 and June 13.

At Castle Mead, the tidy up was initiated by Lili Hughes, who was helped by her friend Amiyah Warner.

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."

Paxcroft Brook Open Spaces Group did a litter pick on Saturday (June 5) with Cllr Mel Jacob and volunteers.

Mrs Jacob said: "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."