RESIDENTS are being urged to come together in a bid to clean up the streets of St Albans.

St Albans District Council's annual litter pick will run from March 28 to April 5.

Between this time, schools, youth or community groups, residents' associations, or even a group of friends and neighbours, can rally round to clean their local area.

The council will provide volunteers with the litter picking tools, refuse sacks, gloves and information packs.

Once the litter is gathers, the council's contractor, Enterprise will remove the sacks of rubbish.

Councillor Mike Ellis, portfolio holder for environment and sustainability, said: “Litter across our country hit the headlines recently.

“As a nation there are too many casually discarded takeaway boxes, plastic bags, chewing gum, cigarette butts and packets.

“The environment is spoilt for everyone by the careless few.”

Litter Pick Week is a council initiative to improve the district's street scene.

Anyone who would like to take part can call 01727 819285, or email