400 rubbish bags binned

Coun Tom Bates during a clean-up in Abbey Park, Illingworth
Coun Tom Bates during a clean-up in Abbey Park, Illingworth

COUNCILLOR Tom Bates spearheaded a community clean-up in Illingworth with the help of local residents.

Mr Bates (BNP, Illingworth and Mixenden) and his helpers managed to fill three skips with 400 bags of rubbish collected around the Abbey Park area.

Bad weather struck on the day of the clean-up but the five people who turned up worked through the snow and ice to get the job done.

Local residents thanked the team for their hard work.