More than 180 people turned out to clean the streets of Hopeman at the weekend following complaints about dog fouling and littering.
Participants of all ages were split into groups, assigned an area and given the equipment they needed to rid the village of all forms of rubbish.
At the end of their hard day’s labour, volunteers were rewarded with refreshments from Stew ‘n’ Drew’s ice cream.
Saturday’s event was arranged by the Hopeman Community Association, whose chairman Dennis Slater praised the high turn out.
He said: “The association, and we trust all the residents of the village, are fully appreciative of the hard work put in by the volunteers on the spring clean day.
“We hope that all residents will continue to do their best to maintain this standard to ensure these efforts were not in vain.
“With a little consideration from all, Hopeman can remain beautiful.”
The association has already taken steps to address the issues of dog fouling and litter.
A letter was sent to about 700 homes in the Moray village reminding residents that the responsibility for cleaning up after a dog lies with the person in charge of the animal at the time.
It also reminded them that the failure to do so can result in a fine as high as £500.
The association has also urged people who see people violating this rule to report it, either to community warden Tim Betts or through an online form for anti-social behaviour on the Moray Council website.
Mr Slater said: “The way forward in addressing this problem is for residents and the community association to work together in partnership with the community warden to identify and report offenders.”
As part of the effort Mr Betts also visited Hopeman Primary School to speak to pupils about the dangers of dog fouling, as well as encouraging them to attend the spring clean.