A GROUP of intrepid volunteers in Malpas have worked together to ensure the village's street remain spotless.

Following in the footsteps of the We Are Whitchurch group, which since last year has worked to tidy the town as well as undertake other improvements, Shelley Vickers has launched Malpas Community Action Group.

The group has been in operation since February, but recently received financial and equipment donations to keep the work going.

Shelley says since forming the group has received a great reception.

She said: "The idea came as I was so impressed with the Whitchurch group that my mum helps out with, that I wondered if we could do the same in Malpas.

"After noticing more litter and mess around the village I put a message on our local Facebook page to see if any other members of the community would be interested in getting together and cleaning up the village.

"To my amazement lots of people said they would love to help out and so Malpas Community Action Group was formed."

Although the group has numerous members, Shelley says a lack of funding limited what they were able to do.

But recent donations from local businesses have ensured the work could continue.

"We have more than 100 members in our group, but unfortunately as it was during the pandemic we were not allowed to meet as a group at the time," added Shelley.

"Since restrictions have been lifted we have met on a number of occasions to discuss what we can do, we have done several litter pics in small and individual groups and cleared the path along the doctors that was covered in weeds.

"We have lots to do but unfortunately no money or materials, so recently we received a very generous £300 private donation and two local businesses.

"Corbetts Equine Feeds and Malpas Dry Cleaners kindly donated us some equipment, also another local business, The Print Room, in Market Drayton donated us some hi-vis vests, printed with our logo to keep us visible when working, so we are now able to do more work in and around the village."