MORE than 25 Porthmadog volunteers gathered by the inner harbour of Llyn Bach to collect carelessly discarded and windblown litter.

The event was one of a number of litter picks completed by local residents in recent years, with the latest event being led by Porthmadog county cllr Nia Wyn Jeffreys.

Cllr Jeffreys said: "We collected a lot of litter which included some unexpected items, such as a car head rest and a fishing rod.”

Gwynedd Council cabinet member for highways and municipal affairs, cllr Gareth Wyn Griffith, said: “These efforts show how important community pride is in maintaining the health and wellbeing of our communities.

“It also clearly demonstrates that it is unacceptable to discard waste in our fragile environment."