Squad takes the tip out of Tipside

Todmorden Riverside Improvement Group annual clean-up, balsom bash and litter pick-up at Tipside, Todmorden'Pictured are Fiona Shipley, Ray Jackson, Moy Cash, Hazel Howorth, Andrea Aspy and Penny Bennett
Todmorden Riverside Improvement Group annual clean-up, balsom bash and litter pick-up at Tipside, Todmorden'Pictured are Fiona Shipley, Ray Jackson, Moy Cash, Hazel Howorth, Andrea Aspy and Penny Bennett

A COMMUNITY came together for an annual clean-up day.

Residents from across Todmorden met up to spring clean the Tipside area which runs along the River Calder.

The event is organised every year by Todmorden Riverside Improvement Group, in collaboration with Calder Future.

Project manager Penny Bennett said: “It’s our big community work day which includes balsam bashing, litter picking and a general clean-up of the area.

“We got a large skip and some of us even got in the river to pull out shopping trolleys and other rubbish that ends up in there.”

In the afternoon all the hard work was rewarded with a barbecue followed by nature walks and activity sessions for children who had come along.

Penny said: “We try and do things that will appeal to children as it’s a real family day.

“We want people to see the fantastic, beautiful things on their doorstep and help to look after them.”