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Local litter heroes support the Great British Spring Clean

by Cathy Sheel

A big ‘thank you’ to the many local litter heroes across Knowsley who joined this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

Keep Britain Tidy encouraged people to join the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign – reminding them ‘The environment belongs to everyone!’

Individuals, groups and schools were asked to make a pledge to pick up a bag of litter or take part in an organised local clean-up from 15 to 31 March.

Knowsley Council organised and supported a total of 12 community events involving more than 150 members of the local community, volunteers and school children – including a ‘litter bugs’ event at Jubilee Park attended by pupils at Park View Primary School (pictured).

Eight events were hosted in parks and green spaces and a further four by community groups taking pride in keeping the community clean.

The council supported the clean-ups by providing litter pickers, refuse bags, handi-hoops and gloves as well as organising collections.

A total of 58 bags of litter, weighing over 20 kilos of waste and two reports of fly-tipping were collected and responded to throughout the campaign.

Here are just some of the events we supported:

Huyton

Court Hey Park, Jubilee Park

Halewood

Court Farm Woods, Halewood Triangle Park

Halewood Community Litter Pick and a number of small litter pick activities in the local area.

Kirkby

Mill Dam Park, Acornfield Plantation

Prescot

Stadt Moers Park (Pottery Field Quadrant):

Whiston

Stadt Moers Park

Whiston Town Council organised a community litter pick around Whiston Woods

Cronton

Cronton Parish Council organised a litter pick of Cronton Pasture and Pex Hill

Stockbridge Village Community Group are hosting a ‘Spring Clean’ event working with local schools on Friday 19 April which is being supported by Knowsley Council and ForHousing.

Here’s more information about the Great British Spring Clean.