A CRIFTINS schoolboy has been out and about again in Ellesmere playing his part in the keeping the town clean.

Edward Reincke, 10 and who goes to Criftins COE Primary School, was litter picking in The Wharf, in Ellesmere, last weekend.

Mum Nicola accompanies him, as she did when he was out picking litter earlier this month in a layby near the town, and says the family is very proud of him.

"Myself and his dad Ben are so proud of how motivated and mature he is," she said.

"We go most days and he always tackles the worst bits, in prickly hedges and down muddy banks.

"We are sad he needs to do it, but so proud that he does."

Edward added: "I just want to help the environment and for the world to look nicer."

In a post to Ellesmere Community News's Facebook page, Nicola said: "Today's efforts...two bin bags of beer and wine bottles from behind the hedge on the canal (just before the white bridge).

"In Ed's words 'someone had a wild party down here.'

"Weirdest find today was a big lamp/torch thing chucked behind the little wall on Trimpley Street...look how close to a bin some of that rubbish was too."