Three brand new sweepers will be keeping the streets Leyland and South Ribble clean.

There has been a £250,000 investment in the new additions, which will replace older vehicles that were coming to the end of the road.

Two are smaller for use on footpaths, car parks and back alleys.

The third is a larger sweeper supplied by local vehicle manufacturer Leyland Trucks, which is equipped with technology to keep its emissions low.

This improvement to the council’s fleet of vehicles follows on from last year’s £800,000 investment in six new waste collection wagons.

Ron Augustyn, managing director at Leyland Trucks Ltd, said: “We are pleased that our local authority has selected DAF LF trucks designed and built here at Leyland Trucks for their road sweeper requirements.

“Leyland Trucks has been making trucks since 1896 and is the only volume truck maker remaining in the UK.”

South Ribble Borough Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and streetscene, Coun Peter Mullineaux, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to work closely with Leyland Trucks and support a local business by investing in a vehicle that was designed and built right on our door step. Wherever we can we always try to work in partnership with local suppliers.