THORNBURY and Yate MP Steve Webb joined a team of litter pickers in an annual Big Spring Clean.

A team fromThornbury Litter Busters met up in Gloucester Road and spent the day clearing up rubbish and tidying a number of streets around the town.

The voluntary group is always looking to recruit new members.

Mr Webb said he was pleased to join in with the Spring Clean.

“I am very grateful to everyone who takes part for the work they do all year round in keeping Thornbury looking at its best, not just for a special occasion," he said. "I know that the group would welcome additional helpers and would encourage anyone who lives locally who could lend a hand to offer their services."

Anyone interested in helping out should email or phone 01454 414703.

Residents can also use the same contact details to report areas where litter needs to be cleared.