STAFF from a fast food restaurant have given up their time to give part of Braintree a spring clean.

Nine volunteers from the McDonald’s restaurant at Galleys Roundabout have been busy clearing the area around the restaurant of litter.

The team tided the verges along Millennium Way and other parts of the B1018, as well as the area around Galleys roundabout.

In total, the volunteers collected an impressive ten large bags of litter, and were also able to remove neglected roof insulation, car wing mirrors and a car wheel rim.

The clean-up operation, which was organised by the restaurants Planet Champion Graham Duhig, coincided with the national Great British Spring Clean campaign which encourages people to keep the environment tidy.

McDonald’s franchisee Cherry Lewis-Taylor, who owns and operates the restaurant at Galleys Corner, said: “McDonald’s has been collecting litter in our communities for more than 35 years, and I’m proud of our litter fighting heritage.

"It’s more important than ever that we continue in the war against litter and I would like to thank my employees for giving up their time for this clean up event.

"I would also like to thank Planet Champion Graham Duhig for helping us to make a real difference. The team’s efforts were greatly appreciated, and we look forward to the next litter pick."

McDonald’s will be carrying out community litter pick events throughout the summer months as part of its new Keep Up the Clean Up initiative.