Knowsley backs the big spring clear up

Published on: Thursday, 19-March-2015

Volunteers across Knowsley will be springing into action to clear up their neighbourhoods this Friday and Saturday.

To mark the first day of spring on Saturday, 21 March, dozens of local residents and businesses will be getting involved in local clean-ups as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Community Clear up Day.

The ‘national spring clean’ is aimed at getting everyone involved in sprucing up high streets, residential and business areas, school and parks
Knowsley neighbourhoods to benefit from a clear ups include Stockbridge open space, involving schoolchildren, community groups and council Streetscene staff; Northwood Forest Hills in Kirkby, Hillside in Huyton and the area around St Mary and St Paul’s, Prescot and Halsnead primary schools in Whiston.

The Friends of Bowring Park in Huyton, Court Farm Woods Association in Halewood, Cronton Pathways and the Friends of Halsnead Allotments will stage clean ups at their local beauty spots, and staff from businesses including Tesco and McDonalds will also be supporting the local campaign by cleaning up their local areas.

A ‘flag it and bag it’ event at St John’s Millennium Green in Kirkby will highlight the number of dog walkers failing to clean up after their dogs. Flags will be placed at every spot where dog fouling has taken place, with the flags left in place for a day before being cleared.

For further information about the Community Clean up Day visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.uk