HOW ONE COMMUNITY IS BATTLING BACK AGAINST FLY-TIPPERS AND LITTERBUGS

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Community spirited residents have doubled the amount of rubbish collected on their estate which was blighted by fly-tippers.

The Westleigh Wombles are winning the battle against litterbugs who have blighted their housing estate for several years.

The voluntary clean-up team was set up to combat the huge amount of litter and dumped waste strewn across the streets and alleyways of the 900-home ‘Trees estate’ in Leigh.

“We’re making a real difference and the estate is much better than it was. Of course the situation isn’t perfect, but what we’re doing does help.”