RESIDENTS are being asked to do their bit for their environment at a litter-picking event this weekend.

On Saturday, volunteers from West Rainton Green Group will be cleaning up the village, and they are asking locals to lend a hand.

The event takes place from 10.30am to 1pm, with volunteers asked to meet at Jubilee Hall, in North Street, West Rainton, near Durham City.

Members of the Green Group will be removing litter and fly-tipped rubbish from the streets and will provide gloves, bags and sticks for anyone prepared to help out.

Anyone interested in helping out can call 0191-584 3110.