A COMMUNITY group held an event to clean up their park.

The event took place in Gloucester Park, Basildon.

Mark Pytka, a Pitsea resident, took it upon himself to arrange the event in the hope of making the area a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

Armed with various piecing of cleaning equipment the volunteers took on the challenge.

The group were even lucky with the weather, as the sun shone down on the helpers as they collected a much rubbish as they could.

There was a great community spirit on the day which also helped to spur on the community cleaners.

The event was a complete success with lots of help and plenty of rubbished cleared from the popular park.