Coun­cil backs cam­paign to Keep Bri­tain Tidy

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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. en­force­mentof­fi­cers@west­lancs.gov.uk 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

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