Clean up day sweeps through a
A community clean up day has swept through a
Birkenhead street, with public sector partners tackling fly tipping and
delivering advice on health issues and energy efficiency.
Harrowby Road, Birkenhead has been identified as a fly tipping hotspot, with
high levels of litter and anti social behaviour.
The road also falls under the selective licensing scheme, which raises housing
standards by requiring private landlords to sign up to stringent measures to
improve the living standards of their properties.
The clean up day saw Wirral Council's licensing, public health, recycling and
environmental health teams join forces with Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire
and Rescue to clear up fly tipping and discuss ways to increase community
Birkenhead Constituency Team joined local councillors and Biffa
in bringing 5 skips, clearing alleyways and speaking to householders about
forming a residents' group.
Cllr George Davies, Chair of Birkenhead Constituency Committee said:- "Harrowby
Road community day was a successful event involving police, healthy homes, fire
service and environmental teams, amongst others. Residents got involved to get
rid of litter and fly tipping in the alleyways. The road looked completely
different afterwards and it's inspiring what can be done when we all work in
As well as tidying up the road, mini health checks were carried out with advice
about managing blood pressure and smoking cessation.
Merseyside Police joined Wirral's anti social behaviour team to discuss
residents' issues with low level crime and anti social behaviour, and Fire
Service officers provided free smoke alarms and offered warm home packs.