MEET the man trying to clean up the Island's streets.

Broc Silva, of Newport, has taken to social media to spread his concerns over the amount of rubbish piled up by the dual carriageway.

He said: "I think we can all agree there is an issue with litter in our community. I decided to take a little action.

"I did a couple of classes at the Isle of Wight College a few years ago and was astonished by the litter in the hedges on the approach — but this is only a tiny part of a huge problem affecting the Island.

"Everywhere I go I see hedges choked with litter. Travel anywhere on the top deck of a bus or cycle and the extent of the problem is overwhelming."

Broc has cleared some of the rubbish found along the path down to the college in his spare time over the past weeks.

The seven bags he filled in one day was from less than 100 yards worth of litter and Broc said some of it had been there so long, the cans had disintegrated.

"I don't really understand why we've become the sort of people that do this but we need to try and do something about it.

"It can't be too difficult to understand that what blows around gets into the sea which feeds into the oceans which chokes dolphins, whales, turtles.

"Invest yourself in your community and improve it — I promise you'll feel more engaged."