Communities unite for litter picking
AN army of volunteers of all ages will
be on the streets and open spaces of Wirral in
a concerted clean up campaign. More than 20 community litter picks will be
Friday, 20 October 2017, as Wirral residents demonstrate how much they:- 'Love Where
They Live.' The 'Love Where You Live' campaign encourages local people to team up and
clean up their communities.
Wirral Council are backing the series of activities next week by co-ordinating
the planned litter picks, providing litter picking kits to those who need it and
arranging for Biffa to take away the full bags of rubbish at the end of each
The week of activity is following on from the regular litter picks organised by
existing environmental groups such as the New Brighteners and the High Tidiers.
A number of local Schools and residents groups are also organising litter picks
in their area, as well as a number of charities. Cllr Phillip Brightmore, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Environment, said:-
"It is excellent to see so many individuals and groups committed to making
their community as clean as it can be, their efforts are an invaluable
contribution to our pledge to create a cleaner local environment and I'd like to
thank everyone who has already signed up to support the week of action." The week will culminate with a celebration event for everyone who takes part, at
Birkenhead Town Hall, on Friday, 20 October 2017, between 1pm and 3pm.
Throughout the week of activity, groups will be providing photos and updates of
their work which will be posted on Wirral Council social media channels.