Council backs campaign to Keep Britain Tidy
AS SUMMER turns to autumn, West Lancashire Borough Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean, which runs until September 27.
The campaign replaces the Great British Spring Clean which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With many restrictions still in place, a number of changes have been made by Keep Britain Tidy so people can still take part this year.
People are able to pledge to litter pick for a chosen amount of time during the campaign through the council’s Environmental Enforcement Team.
They can also organise and register an event through the team for themselves and up to five other people, in line with current government social distancing guidelines.
There will be no option to host or join the type of large public events that have hosted in the past.
Councillor Kev Wilkie, portfolio holder for Street Scene, said: “Staying safe and alert is everyone’s priority. Keep Britain Tidy has come up with a great plan to keep us all safe while enjoying a litter pick for our local community.”
If you want to organise and register a spring clean event, email environmental. email@example.com and they will arrange for you to have litter pickers and bin bags in addition to bag pick up points. You will have to provide your own gloves.
If you do organise an event please do not attempt to clean up fly-tipped waste. Instead, report this to the council online at www.westlancs.gov.uk/flytipping so officers can investigate prior to clearing them up and potentially find evidence that will help catch those responsible.
Councillor Kevin Wilkie, portfolio holder for Street Scene, with one of the vehicles to be used for the service