Residents and services join forces to improve local environment
February 11, 2019
Following the success and popularity of last year’s environmental action day, a further six days of action are taking place across the Wallasey Constituency.
A successful clean-up day in the ward of Leasowe and Moreton East kicked off the dedicated days of action with 35 volunteers braving the cold to work with the Council and partners to improve their local environment.
A total of 82 bags of rubbish were collected from litter picks and clean ups including dumped items such as mattresses, cushions, scooters, wood, tyres, carpets, ladders, bed frames, cardboard, shopping trolleys and a TV and satellite dish as the team worked across the area.
Environmental action days see public services joining forces with local residents and community groups for a day of focussed action on neighbourhood issues of concern to local communities. Each event is different and tailored to the locality.
The day bought together many representatives including Continental Landscapes, who removed graffiti and Magenta Living, Kingdom, Community Payback (Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company), Merseyside Police, Service Source and Council teams all working alongside community-minded residents and groups to help clear litter and dumped waste.
Two skips were also provided for residents to fill with any bulky households waste they wanted to get rid of.
Apart from litter-picking and arranging for household waste to be taken away, the days provide an opportunity for residents to discuss local issues and to learn more about services and projects.
Door knocking like this has proved successful in the past; following the environmental day in Seacombe last November a new litter bin was funded and installed on Demesne Street by the Wallasey Constituency Committee’s Love Where You Live campaign following requests from a number of residents.
Councillor Anita Leech, Cabinet member for Environment said: "Environmental action days are always worthwhile and this was no exception. The cold weather didn't dampen our spirits, and I would like to thank everyone who came along; it’s a great start to our celebration across Wirral as part of the Liverpool City Region’s Year of the Environment.
"These events are always successful when everyone works together and it was great to be a part of it and see the community coming out and getting involved. I hope our residents can inspire others to make small environmental changes to their local area as together we can all make a big difference."
The clean-up days have been funded by Wirral Council’s Wallasey Constituency Committee and Wirral Council as part of the Love Where You Live/Love Wirral campaign.
There are five more clean up days planned over the coming months, if you would like further information about any of the days or would like to volunteer your time to help out contact Michelle Gray email@example.com or tel: 0151 666 4902.
- New Brighton, 13 February, 10-2pm. Meet at New Brighton Community Centre at 9.30am.
- Seacombe, 21 February, 10-2pm. Meet at Seacombe Library at 9.30am.
- Liscard, 1 March, 10-2pm, Meet at The Heart of Egremont Centre at 9.30am
- Wallasey, 9 March, 10-2pm, Meeting location tbc
- Moreton West & Saughall Massie, 21 March, 10-2pm. Meet at Lingham Park Football Pavilion at 9.30am