An army of litter heroes across Knowsley are signing up for the Great British Spring Clean.
Knowsley Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign – running from 22 March to 23 April 2019 – which aims to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our neighbourhoods.
Dozens of community groups, businesses and schools across the borough have already pledged to carry out local litter picks and clean ups and it’s hoped the campaign will inspire more people to get outdoors, get active and join the growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.
The council will be leading the way before the start of the campaign by holding clean-up ‘action days’ in Reeds Road, Huyton, Field Lane, Kirkby and Redbourne Avenue, Halewood when street scene and environmental enforcement teams will be clearing fly tipping, litter picking, cutting back overgrown verges and bushes and removing graffiti.
And to highlight the number of dog walkers who fail to clean up after their dogs, dog fouling will be flagged and bagged before being cleaned up in Halewood and Kirkby.
The council will also be supporting the campaign by supplying groups and individuals with equipment for their clean-up activities, such as bags, litter pickers and gloves, as well as collecting any rubbish collected.
The Knowsley Spring Clean campaign officially kicks off with a litter pick at Court Farm Woods, Halewood on Sunday 24 March from 11am to 12pm. Everyone is welcome and all equipment will be provided.
Other public litter pick events will be held on:
Saturday 6 April
- Ten Acre Pits, Huyton – 10am to 12pm (Supported by Friends of Ten Acre Pits)
- Jubilee Park, Huyton – 2pm to 5pm (Supported by McDonalds)
- McGoldrick Park, Huyton – 2pm to 5pm (Supported by McDonalds)
Monday 8 April
- Court Hey Park Huyton – from 1pm (Supported by Friends of Court Hey Park)
Wednesday 17 April
- Halewood Park, Halewood – 10am to 1pm (Supported by Friends of Halewood Park)
The following schools will be hosting their own litter picks:
- St Mary and St Paul’s Primary School, Prescot
- Roby Park Primary School, Huyton
So if you’re part of a community group, business, a park ‘friends’ group or are interested in volunteering for a local clean up in your local community, ring 0151 443 2819.
And you can let everyone know what you’re up to by registering your spring clean on the Keep Britain Tidy website, www.keepbritaintidy.org
All of these events will support the Liverpool City Region Year of Environment 2019, a year-long initiative encouraging everyone to get involved with their local environment.
For more information about how to get involved and events throughout the year visit www.yoe2019lcr.org.uk.