The Ashington Spring Clean, organised by Ashington Town Council and Town Team saw over 160 volunteers turn out to clean up the town.

From Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March areas including the town Centre, Hirst, Ashington Community Woods, People’s Park and the area around Hirst Library were cleaned up. 

Businesses, school children, Town & County Councillors and community groups supported the activities as part of Ashingtons 150th anniversary celebrations.

The activities in Ashington also supported the national Great British Spring Clean campaign. Altogether, across the UK up to half a million people have been out and about clearing up the places they love as part of a wider campaign to rid the country of litter.

The campaign, backed by wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and organisations including Keep Britain Tidy, the Women’s Institute, the RSPCA and a range of other organisation and businesses has resulted in the biggest community-led clean-up the country has ever seen.

The Town Council and Town Team would like to thank all the volunteers who took part as well as AkzoNobel, Arch, Friends of Ashington Community Woods, Galliford Try, Heart of the Hirst Residents Group, Holistic Harmony, Holland Clarke, Northumberland County Council and O2.

In the picture are volunteers before they commenced the tidy up of Ashington town centre on Friday 3 March.

For more information on the campaign visit