MEMBERS of Curzon Park Residents Association organised a clean up on the banks of the River Dee at Saltney.
The area, popular with dog walkers, is a hot spot for fly-tipping and was covered in various items from concrete slabs and old tyres to empty gas cannisters and used syringes.
Tom McGovern, of Mount Pleasant, regularly walks his four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier along the banks.
“It was just a state,” he said. “Unlike the tourist area above the weir, which is cleaned regularly, this tidal part of the Dee has been neglected.
“It doesn’t help that it is on the border between Flintshire and Cheshire councils so it isn’t clear who should be responsible.”
Tom said there was even a pile of concrete slabs and fencing that the council itself left behind following the dismantling of a substation years ago, which has now been taken away.
Tom added: “We were able to work with the council, who sent about 20-30 workmen to help us out for the day, so we were able to get rid of a lot of rubbish.
“But there are about 30 miles of bank that need to be done between the weir and the estuary for it to be completely cleaned up so it is far from finished.”