A spring clean litter pick has helped tidy up one of Weymouth's green spaces.

Around ten people turned out to clear the Marsh playing field of litter and other debris ahead of the coming season.

The event was organised as part of Keep Britain Tidy's UK-wide Great British Spring Clean, which runs until April 23.

Litter pickers said they found a lot of rubbish that had been blown into bushes and trees during winter weather.

Fly tipped waste found during the litter pick has been reported to Dorset Waste Partnership to be cleared away.

The event was organised by former mayor of Weymouth and Portland Gill Taylor, and former councillor Ryan Hope.

Gill Taylor said: "We spent about two hours in total and plan to hold more events, as it's an ongoing task to keep the area clear of litter during summer."

Among the people who turned out to help was a long-standing attendee at borough council meetings, Eddie Farn - who rarely missed an opportunity to have his say and hold the council to account.

Gill added; "It was really good to see people passionate about improving their local area.

"We also had a young lad of school age who came along to help, which was really positive to see.

"In particular, it's encouraging that there are many people who make a habit of litter picking on a regular basis, as well as attending organised events such as this, so I'd like to say a big thanks to everyone who lends a hand."

Ryan Hope said:"Its always fantastic when the community comes together.

"We will plan a second date to clean up the field that had the running track on, and surrounding paths."

The Great British Spring Clean is calling on people across the country to help improve the environment on their doorstep, aiming to inspire 500,000 people to join forces to collect and safely dispose of litter from the UK's streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

To find out more visit www.keepbritaintidy.org