Friday, 23 September 2011

Morecambe councillors set for litter pick

Morecambe Town councillors will be taking part in a community litter pick event next month, to tackle rubbish on its street - and they're hoping local residents will join in and help.

Scheduled for Saturday 1st October and starting in the Festival Market Car Park, the litter pick will deal with rubbish there, the streets adjacent to Northumberland Street and the first part of the cycle track up to West End Road Bridge.

"The aim of the community litter pick is to help make the town look even cleaner and tidier for the benefit of both residents and visitors," a spokesperson said, "and to help build community pride within our town by bringing members of the community together to help improve our town."

To help achieve this, the Council is asking for the support of the local community to give their time to help with the litter pick. All equipment and safety equipment will be provided.

The Council has purchased high visibility jackets to help ensure the safety of all taking part with the other necessary equipment being loaned by Lancaster City Council.

After this litter pick the Council will be considering a strategy for future community litter picking within the town and as always, welcomes resident views on the issue. Several town councillors will be present at the litter pick so it's a chance for the public to express their views on this issue.

• The community litter pick will take place on Saturday 1st October between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm. The meeting point for the litter pick will be the Festival Market Car Park.

•If you have views on litter on Morecambe's streets, contact the Council's   Town Clerk, David Croxall via Morecambe Town Council, Marine Road, Morecambe, or by email to clerk@morecambe.gov.uk 

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