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What a Load of Parkgate Rubbish!

Published: 8th April 2019 12:01

Volunteers rallied by the Parkgate Society's Community Spirit team took part in a spring clean of the area last weekend.

Volunteers tidying up Parkgate

The Keep Britain Tidy Big Spring Clean is an annual event taking place this year from 22nd March to 23rd April.

The organisers hope to have in excess of 500,000 volunteers litter picking and generally tidying their communities throughout the country. As well as the Big Spring Clean there is also the Big School Spring Clean. Parkgate Community Spirit registered for this year's event and through the Keep Britain Tidy website interested volunteers signed up to join Parkgate volunteers on their monthly litter pick.

For last Saturday's litter pick members of the Community Spirit team were joined by several people from out of the area who had registered their support via Keep Britain Tidy website. After the usual briefing by the organisers, 27 volunteers, in high vis waistcoats with litter pickers in hand, circulated around Parkgate and in two hours filled 29 rubbish bags which were left for collection, alongside the litter bins, by Cheshire West and Chester "Your Streets" officers.

Particular attention was paid to the Old Baths Car Park picnic area where the remains of a drinks party had obviously taken place. Empty beer cans, wine bottles and take away debris was collected. On the bridal path near the Ropewalk Car park several smashed up plastic garden chairs and three bags of assorted litter was also collected and removed. Thanks to Martin Barker who kindly loaded up his vehicle and took the remains of the garden chairs up to Neston Recycling centre. Thanks also to Jackie Tudor and Vicky Reid, two of our local police officers who also joined us. A great turn out on a warm and sunny morning with plenty of exercise and fresh air.

Parkgate clean-up

Parkgate Society Community Spirit's next litter pick will be on 4th May meeting at 10.00am Mostyn Square.

Further information regarding litter picks in Parkgate please contact David Johnson by email.  For information on Litter Picks in Neston please contact Janet Griffiths by email.


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