Community group clear up near Conisbrough Castle

EnTour community clean up: Chaz Prouten, (left), the oldest member of the team who was celebrating his 83rd birthday.

EnTour community clean up: Chaz Prouten, (left), the oldest member of the team who was celebrating his 83rd birthday.

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Dozens of bags of rubbish have been taken off the streets thanks to the determined efforts of volunteers.

The residents of Conisbrough came together at the weekend to give their local area a spring clean as part of a national campaign.

National Community Clear Up Day on March 21 saw groups come together up and down the country and work together in a bid to make their countryside look cleaner and tidier.

Members of community group EnTour gathered with friends and family opposite Conisbrough Castle on Saturday morning to begin the clean up, and in just one hour they had collected seven bin bags full of rubbish.

They found a range of things discarded in the area, everything from plastic bottles to car tyres and even an abandoned mattress.

It was not just rubbish that keen volunteers found though. Leon Clemitshaw discovers ancient steps buried underneath the bracken and rubbish.

EnTour care for the environment along with their own project the Mill Piece.

Anyone wishing to join the group are welcome to the Mill Piece, on Thursday and Saturday mornings, weather permitting.

Pictured is Chaz Prouten, who is the oldest member of the team and celebrated his 83rd birthday on the day.

Determined litter-picker Chaz even ignored other people offering him birthday cake in his efforts to clean up as much rubbish as possible.