A GROUP of determined expats have taken to the streets of Los Alcazares on the Mar Menor coastline in a bid to tidy up the town.

Rubbish collection has long been a ‘dangerous eyesore’ as local authorities lack the resources to address the problem, according to a spokesperson for the Grupo de Orgullo de Los Alcazares (Pride Group of Los Alcazares).

“The council already have enough on their hands with cleaning the roads and beaches, so we’re happy to help tidy barren areas of wasteland,” Mo Johnson told the Olive Press during a clean-up behind the LIDL supermarket.

HAPPY TO HELP: Volunteers on Sunday included Mo Johnson, Paul Birkett, John & Tess Ogden, Curtis Johnson, Peter Skingle, Scott & Diance Gates and Tina & Phill Everett.

“Once the Ayuntamiento heard of our efforts, they now give us gloves, litter pickers and dozens of bin bags”.

Volunteer John Ogden said: “There’s no campaign and there’s no agenda, we’re just a group of like-minded Brits that want to keep our town clean.”

“If groups in other parts of the Costa Blanca feel the same, feel free to follow our example!”

On Sunday, the group filled over 40 bags of rubbish, as well as collecting two discarded chairs and a mattress.

If anyone would like to help, please contact the group’s Facebook page.

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