RESIDENTS banded together to clean up the streets of Dalton as part of a litter pick.

Bearing bin bags and litter pickers, members of the Dalton community came together to rid the streets of rubbish.

The litter pick was organised by Dalton mayor Nick Perie and saw a host of people turn out to do their bit.

Dalton councillors and members of the Dalton Community Action Group also helped out.

A spokeperson from the group thanked those came to help out and sent a warning to residents to keep the streets clean following hard work from he group of volunteers

They said: “The community litter pick organised by Nick Perie had a better turnout than expected.

“A big thank you to everyone who showed pride in the town and helped. It was a shame more of the DCAG could not attend, they had other important issues to deal with. T

“he volunteers were in great spirits and up for the task so from 10.30am until noon the team worked hard around the streets of Dalton and removed a few bags of litter.

“It’s now tidy again so could we ask you please keep it that way.

“Don’t drop litter, take it home or use the bin provided.

“Remember volunteers gave up their morning to give you what you have been moaning for.

“At noon the team met up back at the leisure centre where hot drinks were provided by Philip Robinson and the leisure centre cafe and bacon butties were provided by our chairman Dave J Taylor.

After the litter pick the mayor applauded the efforts of those who took part and thanked a number of people who helped out on the day.

Cllr Perie said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Linda Scrogham, Nicky Booth, Susan King, Jean Falconer Bernard, Philip Marshall, Rose Hazelhurst, Gemma Jonathon Abi Emilia and Charlotte Washington, Dalton Community Action Group chairman Dave J Taylor, Cllr Ben Shirley, Cllr Craig Anthony Fox, Cllr Revd Ruth Crossley, Cllr Ann Thurlow for helping me with the Community litter pick starting at Dalton Leisure Centre and following a route around our town.

“Hopefully we made a little bit of a difference to the town.

“A massive thank you to Dave Taylor for providing some bacon butties and Sandra and Kay at the High Tide cafe in the leisure centre along with Bill for providing teas and coffees for the volunteers.”