A community group set up in the first lockdown is continuing its aim to make Chingford a better place to work, visit and live.

Formed by a group of local residents and councillors, Love Chingford has so far held more than 20 community litter picks and collected more than 50 bags of rubbish.

Around 15 people have volunteered on average for the litter picks that have so far helped clean up Mansfield Park, Epping Forest and Larkswood playing fields. The group most recently worked with Cllr Mitchell Goldie to arrange a North Chingford day of action.

Epping Forest Guardian: More than 50 bags of rubbish have been collected so farMore than 50 bags of rubbish have been collected so far

Resident of all ages have been involved, with children as young as seven taking part in the litter picks and a number of school pupils volunteering as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

Epping Forest Guardian: One of the handmade Love Chingford decorationsOne of the handmade Love Chingford decorations

In addition to community litter picks, the group encouraged residents to decorate the Christmas trees in North and South Chingford in the run-up to Christmas with more than 100 decorations being added to the trees.

If you would like to get involved or to find out more about the group, which has more than 3,000 followers on Facebook, email lovechingford@gmail.com