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Miss Liverpool City Region 2020 contestants take part in a social distancing beach clean

SOME of the Miss Liverpool City Region 2020 contestants helped out with a socially distanced beach clean, on the Merseyside Coastline. The girls split into 2 groups to help the local volunteers from the Hightown Beach Clean Group, to pick up litter along the Hightown Beach.  All the girls taking part did a fantastic effort, picking up lots of items that would harm the environment. Taking part in the event were:- Amy Thomas, 21, from Seaforth, Tori White, 20, from Liverpool, Sophie Clarke, 21, from Waterloo, Poppy Gerrard, 18, from the Wirral, and Chelsea-Lea Stoke, 24, from Waterloo. These are a few video clips and photos we took as the girls took part in the clean up:-    For more information about the fantastic work being done by the Hightown Beach Clean Group, and find out how to join them, please go the groups Twitter  or Facebook Page. You can also find out more about local beach cleans at Hightown and other beaches throughout the UK on:- LovemyBeach.Org.  We would like to say a Big Thanks to both  Hightown Beach Cleans' Founder Member, Tommy Norbury and his wife for helping to make this Social Distancing Beach Clean possible. If you haven't already seen it, why not take a look at our interview we did with Tommy that we ran in our 26 July 2020 Issue?

Sadly, with Covid-19, many of the activities and charity work that the girls would normally take part in, when entering the Regional Miss England Heat, have had to be put on hold or scrapped. But if restrictions allow, the girls will be doing other activities very soon. More information about Miss Liverpool City Region can be found on the competition's website and also on the Miss England website. You can also follow the competition on the Facebook Page.

"Don't be a litter lout" - Councils issue warning about rise in park rubbish not being thrown away

"DON'T be a litter lout" and dispose of rubbish safely and responsibly is the message from District Councils to park goers, with green spaces and beauty spots expected to see a surge in visitors as the country basks in a mini heat wave this weekend. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Councils have stepped up efforts to maintain Parks and green spaces which have been blighted over recent months by a sharp rise in littering, dog fouling and anti-social behaviour, such as vandalism. The District Councils' Network, which represents 187 District Councils in England; the Authorities responsible for Parks; is calling on the public to do their bit and act responsibly, disposing of litter correctly such as by taking it home if bins are full. It is also asking dog walkers to make sure they clean up after their pets. This follows a recent survey by Keep Britain Tidy, which found that more than half of the country's Parks have had to pull in extra resources to deal with the issues, including litter and anti-social behaviour, since lockdown was eased. Of those, 81% had to spend more on clearing up litter, 79% on bin emptying and 72% on maintaining public order or enforcing lockdown rules. It comes as many District Councils are having to crack down on a spike in littering and anti-social behaviour. Find out the shocking findings of the Keep Britain Tidy Survey for yourself by clicking on here.

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