Council workers, community groups and local litter busters are joining forces to tackle grot spots and environmental crime in this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
Knowsley Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign – 2 to 4 March – which aims to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our neighbourhoods.
As well as supporting community groups and individuals to hold litter picks, the council is organising a number of initiatives aimed at tackling fly-tipping, dog fouling and the dumping of household waste.
On Friday, 2 March a number of events will be held in Kirkby to encourage responsible dog ownership and highlight the number of dog walkers who fail to clean up after their dogs. A ‘flag it and bag it’ initiative will take place at Field Lane Park where flags will be placed in every spot where dog fouling has taken place.
Posters from Keep Britain Tidy’s award-winning campaign “we’re watching you” will be displayed in surrounding roads to remind residents that nine out of 10 dog owners clean up after their pets.
Cleansing teams will be targeting alleyways in Prescot where bags of household waste have been dumped and ‘environmental crime’ tape will mark fly tipping hot spots – which will also be targeted by increased patrols.
Groups joining the clean-up campaign include: Court Farm Woods Association, Friends of Bowring Park, Hillside Initiative for Youth Activities and Cronton Pathways.
NB: Unfortunately, the dog chipping sessions being held by the PDSA and Dogs Trust on 2 March have been cancelled due to the bad weather.