Young Scouts helped keep Britain tidy on St George's day – by taking to the streets and lanes kitted out with bin bags and litter pickers to rid Witney of rubbish.

Dozens of members of Buttercross Scout Group met on Sunday afternoon (23/4), collecting sacks full of litter as part of a community clean-up.

With over 400 young people and 40 adults in uniform, the Scout group is one of the largest in England.

Based in a former chapel on Marlborough Lane, the current group was formed in 1970 with one Cub pack and one Scout troop.

It now has five Beaver colonies, five Cub packs, four Scout troops and an Explorer unit. 

Sharing pictures of a pile of sacks full of rubbish, Scout leaders posted on Facebook: "Super proud of all our young people on our community clear up today!"