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THE CAMPAIGN to clean up Sunderland and encourage people to take pride in their city continued with work across Wearside.

A team including apprentices, Bridges Shopping Centre staff and contractors from the Primark development all joined forces to pick up litter at the Galley’s Gill site.

The area, behind the Vaux site, was treated to the spring clean as the city continues to build up to the finals of Britain in Bloom.

Workers were also busy on Old Durham Road in East Rainton where they reinstated two badly overgrown horse troughs which were used by horses travelling from Durham to Sunderland.

They also created a rockery around the troughs to mark their historical significance.

David Smailes, area director at contractors Morgan Sindall who are working on the Primark extension to the Bridges said: “As a business we are passionate about making a positive contribution towards the environment and the communities in which we work.

“I am delighted that we can play a part in the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign in Sunderland and we look forward to supporting any further community initiative’s that can have an impact upon the built environment.”

There will also be events taking place in Washington and Farringdon in the coming days.

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