Skip to it! Three tonnes of rubbish sorted in clean-up

Skip to it! Three tonnes of rubbish sorted in clean-up

by Henry James (July 2022)

A community clean-up day on the estate behind the Alt pub in Maghull was hailed a ‘huge success’ with around three tonnes of rubbish removed.

Molyneux ward Councillors funded community skips from their ward budget in partnership with One Vision Housing.

They carried out a litter pick and also arranged for the mechanical sweeper to attend the area.

Councillors informed residents via a letter drop to every home, giving information about dates times and locations of when the skips would be available.

Cllr Marion Atkinson said: “We have held community clean ups in the past and they have always been welcomed by residents.

“Feedback on the day was brilliant. We were thanked, beeped with thumbs-ups and one resident even gave me a hug to say thanks. We’ve been asked to do it again, and we will.”

Cllr Paula Murphy said: “We want our community to be the best it can be. On top of our regular litter picks, supporting improvements at Bobbys Wood, ensuring the area off Dover Road was turfed and not simply seeded, funding planters and plants on Northway and getting the dangerous grid secured and safe to walk on Dover Road with the junction of Stanley Road, the community clean-up is another way of supporting residents while keeping the ward a nice place to live.”

Cllr Danny Burns added: “While we were litter-picking on the day, we spoke to residents who were keen to get involved to help improve their area.

“We told them about our regular litter picks in Molyneux Ward and I am hopeful more people will get involved.

“If you would like to get involved please contact either myself, Marion or Paula for further details.”

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