Keeping Parkgate Tidy
|Author: David Johnson||Published: 10th February 2016 13:07|
David Johnson from The Parkgate Society Community Spirit Team updates us on their recent and forthcoming activity.
The team were out and about litter picking, primarily on the Marsh, but also around the village on a number of occasions in 2015. This year we are entering the Cheshire Community Pride competition and, to have any chance of success, we need to keep up with the litter picking and monitor the continuing tidiness of the village.
Last year over 300 green council bags of rubbish were filled by the community pride volunteers and this year we will be starting a program of regular litter picks that will be publicised for people to come along and lend a hand.
Bottles collected from the grass verge on Boathouse Lane.
The collection of bottles pictured above were collected from the grass verge on Boathouse Lane recently. Not photographed were the empty wine and beer bottles, cans, plastic bottles and empty take away drinks containers that were also collected in the area from the bridge over the Wirral Way up to Wood Lane. Four council green bags were filled with this rubbish which. In the majority, would appear to have been thrown out of vehicles as they leave Parkgate.
As mentioned on AboutMyArea CH64 a few days ago, this year Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday and there are to be celebrations across the country with street parties and other activities. As part of the celebrations there is to be a national "Clean for the Queen" event. Run in conjunction with Keep Britain Tidy and many others, the initiative will take place over the weekend of 4th - 6th March. (cleanforthequeen.co.uk). The Parkgate Community Spirit team have registered for the event and we will be litter picking throughout the village on Saturday 5th March from 9.30am. This will give us a great incentive as a village to have a real tidy up and get everyone involved.
If you would like to take part please register your interest by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find more information about Community Spirit on the new Parkgate Society website parkgatesociety.co.uk