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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Join the Great British Spring Clean!

West Lancashire Borough Council is inviting you to support the Great British Spring Clean.

Following the success of the 'Clean for the Queen' Campaign in 2016, which attracted over 250,000 people to take part in nationwide litter picking events, the Keep Britain Tidy Group have launched a new Great British Spring Clean campaign. This aims to inspire 500,000 people to participate in community clean ups, many of which will take place between Friday 3 March and Sunday 5 March.

West Lancashire Borough Council is organising its own events as well as encouraging and supporting parish councils and residents across the borough to organise their own events in their area.

Volunteers are more than welcome to join in with Borough Council clean up events organised by the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and ground conditions. The activities are as follows:

  • Coronation Park, Ormskirk, Saturday 4 March. Meet at the bowling pavilion at 1pm
  • Chequer Lane Lake, Up Holland, Sunday 5 March. Meet at the car park at 10am
  • Tawd Valley Park, Skelmersdale, Wednesday 8 March. Meet at the turning circle on Summer Street at 10am
  • Station Approach, Ormskirk, Friday 10 March. Meet at the car park at 1pm

Community groups and local residents who are organising a clean-up of their local area and require resources such as bin bags and litterpickers to undertake a clean-up can contact Michelle Furlong, the Borough Council’s Street Scene Operations Manager, on 577177 ext 5449 or by email michelle.furlong@westlancs.gov.uk. The Borough Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers will be out supporting community events.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “A key priority in the Council Plan is to be ambitious for our environment and its cleanliness. Working together can make a real contribution in tackling litter issues and improving the quality of the environment. These activities will demonstrate there are many who care passionately about this issue and are prepared to support their community.”

More information on the national initiative can be found at Great British Spring Clean (external link). For more information on West Lancashire Borough Council activities please visit events.

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