Volunteers took to the river bank close to the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield to give the area a clean up.

The banks of the River Colne and the nearby wooded area by Stadium Way have seen a build up of rubbish, particularly after the heavy rains just after Christmas which led to water levels rising.

The three-hour clean up was overseen by Greenstreams, which organises voluntary river and riverside improvement events for businesses and community groups, along with Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd, which manages the stadium.

Founded in 1997, Greenstreams aims to promote and develop the River Colne and surrounding areas as a recreational, cultural and environmental resource for the community. It has created and improved over four miles of public access to the river and riverside green spaces around Huddersfield.

Rachael Sulley (front) and other Greenstreams volunteers cleaning up the River Colne close to the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.