A LITTER picking duo from Fitton Hill are tackling fly-tipping one daily walk at a time.

Next door neighbours, Jackie Chester and Diane Allen, swiftly took action after noticing rubbish mounting along Tip Road at the Northern Roots site during their daily walks at the beginning of the first lockdown.

Taking matters into their own hands the pair took to the green space armed with bin bags, gloves and litter pickers.

Jackie Chester, called the clear up mission a bit of an “obsession”.

She said: “We did some moaning about all the rubbish and quickly decided that we’d try and clean things up a bit. Well, it’s turned into a little bit of an obsession. Our aim is to clean the whole of the Tip Road.”

Tackling litter is one of the key priorities at the 160-acre Northern Roots site this year. The team has already started to clear specific areas of the site and will soon be sharing ways that the local community can get involved.

The litter picking neighbours recently appeared on the site’s Facebook page, in a post that read: “Local residents Jackie and Diane, walk on the site nearly every day. Rather than complain about the rubbish, they decided to take action and do something about it.

“They've adopted Tip Road, a long arterial route on the northern end of the site, and the difference they have made over the last year - just the two of them - is incredible. And quite frankly, inspirational. Heartfelt thanks to them both for getting proactively involved.”

Anyone who sees fly-tipping or larger rubbish items on the Northern Roots should take a photo, note the location and report it directly to Oldham Council.

To report fly-tipping visit: https://adt.oldham.gov.uk/Forms/flytipping/intro