Community clean-up takes place in Stockton
Streets in Stockton have had a face-lift thanks to a community clean-up day which saw pavements cleaned, weeds pulled out, graffiti and fly-tipping removed as well as bulky waste collected.
The day, which was organised by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in partnership with Thirteen, Cleveland Police and a wide range of local community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations, saw more than 20 streets in Central Stockton spruced up.
Around 40 people from across the organisations came together to lend a hand cleaning up the streets.
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: "We've all come together today to lend a hand to make a real difference to the appearance of these streets. By working alongside each other we have been able to make the area around Westbourne Street and Northcote Street look tidier and cleaner too.
"This is the first community clean-up day we have arranged but we aim to carry out more in the future. We hope people in the local community get behind us. By working together we hope to improve standards while also reminding people to take pride in their area."
Thirteen's Neighbourhoods Service Manager, Karl Gippert, said: "We're committed to improving neighbourhoods and the environment for our customers. This has been a great opportunity to work together and begin to tackle any issues in the area."