Sixty volunteers took to the streets to clean-up their local area.

The group tackled streets, grassy areas and public paths in the Lammack and Beardwood areas of Blackburn collecting over twenty bags of rubbish.

The family oriented event saw over 20 children taking part, the youngest of which just two and a half years old.

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The street clean was organised by an Interfaith working group comprising of the Lammack Methodist Church and Lammack's Muslim Community.

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Haroon Sidat from the Lammack Muslim Community said “Really proud of our community here in Lammack.  People came out in numbers and it was a real show of community love and spirit.

"It isn’t just about cleaning, it’s about being concerned and taking responsibility for where you live”

Councillor Imtiaz Ali facilitated the event and said “We had a great turnout and really cleaned up our area”