Councillors and community groups were out in force this morning giving Bury St Edmunds a spring clean.
The Town Team - a venture between members from OurBuryStEdmunds, Bury in Bloom and St Edmundsbury Borough and Bury Town Councils - took to the streets cleaning and painting electrical boxes and lamp posts, picking up litter and removing chewing gum with a ‘gumbuster’ machine.
The spring clean runs alongside the Bury Free Press’ Lets Be Proud of Bury campaign to keep our town beautiful.
Speaking with a paintbrush in his hand, Councillor Robert Everett said: “We know that people think Bury St Edmunds us a good town to visit and its important that it looks as smart as it can.
“We are trying to lead by example.
“This is a great way of encouraging people to keep the town as clean as possible.”
Councillor Mark Ereira-Guyer said: “I think it shows we are not just talking the talk, we are walking the walk.
“I think its a really good way of showing we all really care about our town.”
The clean-up crews concentrated on the Butter Market, Market Square, Cornhill and the Traverse areas of Bury.
Mark Cordell, from OurBuryStEdmunds said: “There is a large variety of people out here from the Town Team as well as a good group of councillors.
“We just thought we would make a contribution to help keep Bury clean and tidy.”