An eco group created by students at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (pictured above) has been improving the environment around the school, planting trees and creating a wildflower meadow.
Now they have joined forces with the Proud of Ashbourne group - formed earlier this year - to help clean up litter in the town.
Already the District Council has taken away 500 sacks of rubbish collected by the volunteer litter-pickers.
The District Council's community development officer Emma Mortimer said:
"It's great to see local residents of all ages banding together in this way. Despite only being formed nine months ago, Proud of Ashbourne already has 35 members and has broadened its clean-up activities to include weeding, helping to make the town a more pleasant place to live.
"In recent times they have cleaned up the cobbles in Church Street and done a fantastic job."To join Proud of Ashbourne as a volunteer, contact the group by email at firstname.lastname@example.org