HUNDREDS of bags of litter were collected as volunteers tackled flytipping in Broadgreen.

Imtiyaz Shaikh, councillor for the Eastcott ward, said: “You name it, we found it. We found letters and passport documents thrown in.

“The documents were from an address in Downing Street. I’m hoping the council will help us take some action.

“We retrieved evidence that shows people from outside the Central ward are illegally dumping their rubbish while passing through the community. This evidence has been taken on board and I am due to take this personally to the local authorities demanding action and fines to be issued.”

The 30 volunteers including members of Broadgreen's Goan community filled 200 bags with rubbish, also collecting dumped furniture. The haul was so impressive, borough council workers charged with picking it up couldn’t fit it all in one van.

Coun Shaikh said: “We knocked every door and asked the families to come and give us a hand.” Many did.

He added: “This would not have been possible without the support of our volunteers. This team of people have set a great example and achieved a sense of community pride.

For more about future litter-pick events, search Broadgreen Community Clean-Up on Facebook.