Supermarket staff in sweep
EMPLOYEES from Asda supermarket in Bedminster took part in a litter pick.
Members of staff from the food giant's shop in East Street took time out from their working day to remove rubbish from nearby Dame Emily Park.
Wearing bright fluorescent yellow tabards, they took litter pickers and large black bin liners with them to help with the task of clearing the popular open space in Dean Lane of trash.
The firm's "Big Litter Pick" took place for three hours yesterday.
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The city's Lord Mayor Councillor Peter Main attended the event at lunchtime to show his support for the six-strong litter picking team's efforts to help improve their local community.
Big Litter Picks will take place around Asda supermarkets this week or next week as part of the firm's new Community Life initiative.
The initiative is aimed at showing that Asda is committed to helping its surrounding communities as much as possible.
Residents and local businesses have complained that Dame Emily Park has been plagued by anti-social behaviour. They have contacted police about young people drinking alcohol and causing problems in the area.
But a joint police and council initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour at the hotspot has seen a 75 per cent reduction in calls.
Police worked with Safer Bristol and the council's licensing, trading standards and youth services teams to tackle the problems.