Primary school pupils cleaned up their community for the annual borough Spring Clean.

Around 90 students from Davies Lane Primary School in Leytonstone and their teachers picked litter from the open space beside the school on Friday morning.

They spent an hour collecting litter in groups, using litter pickers and equipment supplied by Waltham Forest Council.

They collected items such as shoes, golf balls, batteries, drink can and even a mattress.

Other schools and community groups across the borough will be participating over the weekend from April 5 to 7 collecting litter from their neighbourhoods.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "It was a pleasure to be out with Davies Lane Primary School on Friday morning as we launched the 2019 annual Spring Clean litter pick.

"On Friday and over the weekend schools and resident groups will be out and about cleaning up in their neighbourhoods, working hard to make them even better places to live.

"The bottom line is – please, do not drop litter! We have street bins everywhere in the borough and that’s where you should put it to help keep our streets clean and green for all to enjoy.

"I’d like to say a huge thank you to the pupils, their parents, and the staff at Davies Lane Primary School – and to everyone who’ll be taking part this weekend cleaning up after those who do not treat our parks, neighbourhoods, and open spaces with the respect they deserve."

It is the seventh year the Spring Clean event has been run in the borough.

The event aims to brighten the borough by asking residents, community groups and others to spruce up the streets by collecting litter.