VOLUNTEERS at a litter-picking event have been praised by Cumberland Council. 

Several people turned out to take part in the Talk and Tidy event in Frizington. 

Whilst helping to clear the streets it also allows residents to talk with one another. 

In a post on social media, Cumberland Council wrote: "Thanks to everyone who supported our latest Talk and Tidy event, in Frizington.

"We collected plenty of litter and residents had the opportunity to chat to the people who keep our communities safe.

"Thank you to colleagues from Cumberland Council, Copeland Police, and Castles & Coasts Housing Association

"Follow us to see news of our regular Talk and Tidy events. They are run by the Copeland Local Focus Hub - a partnership of bodies collectively tackling antisocial behaviour and fostering community cohesion."