Three Chirk children are taking the fight against litter into their own hands.

Ava Earl-Jones, aged five, Maisie Morgan, aged 10 and Ollie Morgan aged eight have been out around the town with their new litter pickers to tidy up the area by ridding it of rubbish.

The Ysgol-Y-Waun pupils took matters into their own hands after noticing litter during their walks around Chirk in lockdown.

Ava’s mother, Sian, is proud to see the group’s efforts to keep Chirk tidy, and hopes they will discourage people from littering in the future.

She said: “We’re really proud of them – especially because they’re the ones asking to go out and do it.

“It is sad that children are having to do this off their own back, but it’s nice that they want to show it’s necessary to do this and that they shouldn’t be littering.

“They have all been really enjoying their daily walks during lockdown, and because they’ve been walking around different parts of the area more than they usually would, I think they’ve been noticing the litter more.

“Although during lockdown there hasn’t been litter quite as much litter, they have been really keen to do whatever they can to help.

“They worry about the animals and the effects it has on them. So recently they decided they wanted to order some proper litter pickers and they’ve been super keen to get out and do their bit.”