AN army of volunteers will turn out to clean up a city park tomorrow.

Litter-pickers will scour Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gardens to help clear rubbish.

The event will be the second organised by the City Makers initiative, which was launched by The Argus in May. There is still time to take part.

Earlier this year hundreds of people took part in the first City Makers Big Beach Clean Up.

The scheme encourages the community, including staff from some of Brighton and Hove’s biggest employers, to take part in activities to benefit the city.

John Baldock, general manager of Theatre Royal Brighton, said: “It is a fantastic thing that is happening.”

On the positive impact of clearing up litter, he said: “There is clearly a knock-on effect for people visiting this part of town. If the gardens can be turned into another brilliant space that is good.”

City Makers is backed by Southern Water, Legal & General and American Express with these companies inviting their of staff to take part.

Tomorrow’s event follows the Big Beach Clean Up on May 27, when about 200 environmentally-conscious volunteers spared an hour-and-a-half of their time to collect anything from bottle tops and beer cans to nappies and discarded plastic.

Politicians, traders, charities and residents took to the beach to collect a lorry-load of rubbish.

Michael Beard, editor of The Argus, praises the Big Beach Clean Up volunteers and urges more people to come forward.

He said: “These events make a real difference and the more people who get involved, the more of a difference we can make.

“We’re keen to make the city an even better place.”

Litter-pickers will meet in Pavilion Gardens, New Road, Brighton at 8.45am for a 9am start. Call 01273 544516. All are welcome.