Council supports Great British Spring Clean with events across the borough

28 March 2019

Cheshire West and Chester Council has organised a range of clean-up events across the borough to support Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’.

The campaign, which runs from 22 March to 23 April, encourages individuals and community groups to get involved in giving their neighbourhoods a spring clean.

This week litter-pick events have taken place near the River Weaver in Winsford and the River Dee in Chester organised by the Council’s Waste Management and StreetCare teams, along with the Council’s waste contractor, Kier.  Volunteers bagged up litter and placed cans, bottles and other plastics in separate white bags, so the Council can recycle as much of the collected material possible.

The Council’s new ASIST officers (Area Streets Information and Solutions Team) have been working with community groups and volunteers to arrange more events to support the campaign and spruce up town centres.

Events are being held in the following locations in the coming week:
  • Ellesmere Port on Thursday 28 March between 10am and 12 noon – meeting at Trinity Church 
  • Chester on Friday 29 March between 10 am and 12noon – with CH1Chester BID -meet at The Cross 
  • Winsford on Monday 1 April between 10am and 12 noon - meeting at The Humble Pie, near Asda. 
  • Frodsham on Friday 29 March between 1.30pm and 3.30pm - meeting at the Tea Shop on the High Street
  • Northwich on Tuesday 2 April – with Northwich BID - meeting point and timings to be confirmed
  • Neston / Parkgate on Saturday 30 March between 9am and 12 noon – meeting at the Elephant Coffee Shop in Parkgate
If you would like to volunteer to take part, please email the ASIST officers on yourstreets@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.  More details will also be available on the Your Streets website – www.westcheshireyourstreets.co.uk.

Like other councils across England, Cheshire West and Chester Council has received funding from the government’s fund for high street and town centre clean ups.

The Council’s Director of Place Operations, Maria Byrne said: “I hope as many people as possible will get involved in our clean-up events across the borough to help us keep our borough looking beautiful.

“The additional one-off funding will help us to build on our current ‘Love Your Streets’ campaign, enabling us to purchase equipment for our tool bank, providing various tools and gloves to help volunteers who want to get involved and make our streets and neighbourhoods the cleanest, safest and greenest in the country.”





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