THE wildlife around a Tullibody beauty spot can once again thrive after hardy volunteers tackled the trash.

Last month saw the Delph Pond Forum's Autumn Biodiversity Event which brought families together for a bit of clear up work and fun.

A bath, bikes, scooters and window frames were among the items pulled from the pond by the heavy team with Chris Calder from the heritage centre donning waterproofs and wading in.

Those heading along enjoyed beautiful weather with clear skies and a good number of local children and adults were happy to roll their sleeves up on the day.

Pauline McNaughton from Party Face Painting was happy to produce some excellent designs to light up children's faces and received thanks from the forum.

Also receiving appreciation was Doris Vasse who made sure all the hard working people enjoyed a healthy snack and refreshments.

Hazel Musk, chair of the Delph Pond Forum, said: "The area around the Delph Pond needs these clean ups to ensure that wildlife can continue to thrive and the pond is enjoyed by the local community.

"Thank you to all the volunteers who turned out to support this event, it was great to see so many people involved and enjoying the day."

Anyone looking for more information on the forum, or wanting to get involved, can email to express an interest.