|Outside the Trimpell Club: Before and After|
Litterpicks have been undertaken across Lancaster and Morecambe by our local City and County Green councillors and prospective candidates. And, credit where it's due, this isn't just a pre-election showpiece - pulling together teams to clear overgrown and litter-strewn alleyways, footpaths, leisure areas and threatened beauty-spots is something that local Greens have been doing regularly for years.
An open ditch outside the Trimpell Club in Morecambe (pictured above) that was festering with discarded rubbish had a makeover at the weekend thanks to a team of hardy volunteers along with Poulton Ward Green Party council candidate, Clare Long Summers.
Mayor-elect Jon Barry worked alongside a team of volunteers got things shifted along the playing fields cyclepath in Lancaster and County Coun Gina Dowding's team has been giving alleyways a facelift in residential areas.
Coun Caroline Jackson joined a team taking on woodlands around the Ridge estate while Green Party parliamentary Candidates Chris Coates and Phil Chandler have been working like troopers at several of these events. The walk alongside the River Lune at Skerton is greatly improved now, as residents and visitors to the area will appreciate. If they get elected all that experience of shovelling away rubbish may well come in handy.
Here are some pictures from these events. We're sorry if we missed any out, they've been happening thick and fast. Keep your pictures coming!
|Abi Mills + team on Ashton Road|
|Mayor-elect Jon Barry (centre) + team clear a cyclepath in Lancaster|
|Caroline Jackson + team restore local woodlands to natural peace|
|County Coun Gina Dowding (left), Parliamentary candidate Chris Coates |
and Coun Abi Mills + team get stuck in
|Parliamentary candidate Phil Chandler (in stripes) + team |
take on the riverside walk at Skerton
|Dukes Ward Councillor Dave Brookes (at back) and team |
remove a mountain of litter from the Aldcliffe Road area