Officers from Knowsley Council and its partners will be out and about in Page Moss on Wednesday, 29 November tackling a range of environmental issues, from littering and graffiti to sewer baiting and tackling dog fouling.
It is one of a series of Environmental Improvement Action Days being held across the borough, with dates planned up to March next year.
The initiative follows the success of the programme of Environmental Action Days last year when partners came together in ‘hotspots’ identified by residents to tackle a range of issues, including pest control, fly tipping and environmental health issues.
Activities on the day will include clearing litter and fly tipping, removal of waste and abandoned bins, Trading Standards checks on retailers and food hygiene inspections, as well as education and enforcement of businesses and residents who are failing to manage their waste. The council’s Dog Wardens will be speaking to owners about responsible ownership, and patrolling ‘hot-spot’ areas for dog fouling.
There will also be sewer baiting being carried out in partnership with United Utilities, aimed at controlling the rat population in the area. (Here’s some advice about controlling rats and keeping them away from homes, businesses and gardens.)
A range of agencies will be available at The Gate Community Centre on Tudor Ave throughout the day, including a representative from The Dogs Trust from 9.30am – 2pm, and the Healthy Knowsley service with lots of advice and information about healthy lifestyles.
Officers from the council’s Environmental Sustainability team will be at Jubilee Park Pavilion from 10am – 12pm running a series of free skills workshops and demonstrations including: how to plant a tree, tree identification and care; funding for tree planting and community opportunities, as well as how to get involved in tree planting.
Council teams involved in the action days will include Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Streetscene, Pest Control, Waste and Recycling, Safer Communities, as well as partners including Livv Housing, United Utilities and Merseyside Police.
Knowsley Council Leader Cllr Graham Morgan said: “Our recent programme of action days have been a great success and shown how we can come together with partners to make a real impact in areas across the borough. This initiative is an opportunity to take targeted action and tackle specific environmental issues in a ward, encourage behaviour change and enable communities to participate in looking after where they live and work.”
When are the upcoming Environmental Action Days?
- Page Moss: 29 November
- St Michael’s, Huyton: 10 January ‘24
- Halewood North: 31 January ‘24
- Shevington: 14 February ‘24
- Roby: 28 February ‘24
- Swanside, Huyton: 13 March ‘24