Cheshire West and Chester Council has cleaned an alleyway in the Handbridge area of Chester and cut back its vegetation.

Shrubs and trees in the area known as the Plantation between Prenton Place and Meadows Lane, had become very large over the past year and the area had been used for fly tipping and was attracting litter.

Also the alleyway had become dark due to the height of some of the bushes.

A team from Streetscene cut back a lot of the overgrown shrubbery and cleaned the area.

Handbridge Park councillor Razia Daniels said: “Residents have already told me how much better it now looks and that it is so much more open and bright.”

Added fellow Handbridge Park councillor Neil Sullivan: “It is good to see the area looking so clean and tidy. The greenery will soon grow again but now it has been cut back it will be easier to monitor.”