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Environmental Action Day in Stockbridge

by Cathy Sheel

Teams from Knowsley Council and its partners will be out and about in Stockbridge on Thursday, 11 July, tackling a range of environmental issues, from littering and graffiti to fly tipping and dog fouling.

It’s one of a series of Environmental Action Days being held across the borough, bringing partner agencies together to spend a day focusing on the most pressing issues in a specific location.

What’s happening on the day?

Activities on the day will include:

  • clearing litter and fly tipping in hotspot areas
  • removal of waste and abandoned bins
  • sewer bating to control the rat population in the area. (Here’s some advice about controlling rats and keeping them away from homes, businesses and gardens.)

Trading Standards officers will carry out checks on retailers and do food hygiene inspections, as well as speaking to businesses and residents who are failing to manage their waste, taking enforcement action where appropriate.

A Responsible Dog Ownership event will be held at the Craigs Community Centre – 9.30am – 12pm – when the council’s Dog Warden, alongside The Dogs Trust and Blue Cross, will be carrying out free microchipping, ‘chip and check’ sessions and offering advice to pet owners.

Representatives from Change, Grow, Live will be also be at the centre offering health and drug and alcohol advice.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “Our 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.”

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.

Report it

For more information and to report a range of environmental issues, including littering, fly tipping or dog fouling you can ‘Report it’ on our website www.knowsley.gov.uk.