This year’s Big Dee Day clean-up arrived in Neston and Little Neston for the first time.

The annual clean-up, organised by Cheshire West and Chester and Flintshire councils and Natural Resources Wales, was bigger and better than ever for its ninth year.

More than 157 bags of litter plus 18 large items including shopping trolleys, a toilet cistern and a composting bin were collected in Cheshire West.

And more than 2,000 bulbs were planted during the volunteer event which brought together residents and representatives from organisations and businesses.

Wonderful achievement

The Friends of West Vale Park organised a litter-pick in Neston and Little Neston to clear up some of the tributaries that flow into marshland in the area.

Borough council leader Samantha Dixon said: “What a wonderful achievement for everyone involved with the Big Dee event in Cheshire West. Everyone has achieved fantastic results and this year’s event has been the best yet.

“I’ve been involved with Big Dee Day for some years now and would like to thank everyone who got involved and congratulate them all on a job well done.”