SUNDERLAND’S Love Where You Live Campaign is cleaning up the city.
A spring clean has been taking place across Wearside as efforts are made to improve the area.
School pupils and council staff got together to plant flowers in historical horse troughs on Allendale Road, Farringdon.
Also, litter pickers from businesses in Peel Retail Park in Washington joined forces to clean up the surrounding area.
Councillor Dennis Richardson, coalfield area Chairman, said: “Residents asked us if we could do something to tidy the area up and it’s been fantastic to see the community working together to reinstate the horse troughs and plant out the rockery we’ve created around them.
“We’ve had children from Dubmire Primary School working alongside Groundwork, the Princes Trust and Gentoo as well as our own responsive local services team. It’s been hard work but everyone had a great time and it’s made such a difference.”