STREETS in Thornton are looking a lot cleaner after the “fantastic success” of the inaugural monthly community litter-pick.
Residents joined organisers from Thornton Parish Council, MP Bill Esterson and Mayor of Sefton Councillor Clare Carragher for the event on Saturday, September 4.
The group met at the newly-resurfaced Crescent at 10am and used new litter picking equipment that has been especially provided by Manor Ward councillors for the community.
They spent around two hours collecting rubbish and filled nearly 13 refuse bags with litter.
James O’Keeffe, vice chair of Thornton Parish Council said: “Thornton’s first monthly community litter pick was a fantastic success. Thornton is a great place to live and together with the residents we are working hard to make it even better.
“The response from residents was great and demonstrates the local community pride for the area. Thanks so much to everyone who came. Your hard work and enthusiasm made a great difference.”
MP Bill Esterson added: “Well done to Thornton parish councillors and volunteers. It really helps build pride in the community and makes a big a difference to the area. Great job!”
The Thornton litter pick will be held on the first Saturday of every month from 10am to noon. More details can be found on the Thornton Parish Council website thorntonpc.org.uk