Volunteers got behind a borough-wide initiative on Saturday (16) and were out and about clearing their local streets and parks of litter.
The Gedling Big Spring Clean was organised to help rid the borough of litter, which has blighted the area in recent months.
Teams from Arnold, Mapperley, Carlton, Netherfield and other areas helped rid their local parks and streets of litter and also waste left by flytippers.
A team in Gedling also removed rubbish from Willow Park and Lambley Lane Park. Amongst the volunteers was Philip Oddie, who helped raise interest in the issue locally with a number of articles for Gedling Eye.
Lucy Anderson joined in with the clean up in Netherfield, tackling litter in the nearby Jackie Bells play area with her young children.
She said: “I saw people were getting out and about picking litter so I took a few bin liners and headed out to our local park.
“Most of what we collected was plastic bottles and sweet wrappers, but it certainly looks a lot better. I saw other teams about the town too. It was a great effort.”
Following the success of this event, Carlton Community Cleaners are planning a second clean-up on Saturday, April 20 to coincide with Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘s Great British Spring Clean.
People are being asked to meet at 9.30am at Piggins Cafe on Carlton Hill.