Together with national environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, St Helens Council is encouraging people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the litter and rubbish in the local area by taking part in ‘Great British Spring Clean’ events this week.
In a pro-active attempt to help tackle the issue of litter in the borough – particularly in green, open spaces – St Helens Council is promoting organised litter-picking events and will assist active groups by providing support, advice and equipment, including litter pickers, bags, and gloves.
As part of the campaign, a number of events are due to take place across the borough this week.
The Friends of Thatto Heath Park group is calling on local residents to roll up their sleeves and join them for a morning of spring cleaning in Thatto Heath Park this Friday (2 March) – with St Helens Council’s Ranger Service hosting an organised tidy up in Taylor Park the following day, Saturday 3 March.
Residents interested in taking part in the Thatto Heath event, which will finish before noon, are asked to meet outside Thatto Heath Library at 9:15am – while the Taylor Park clean-up operation will get underway at 10:30am outside the Boathouse.
Stout footwear is required.
To find an organised litter pick in your area, visit www.keepbritaintidy.org and search for ‘St Helens.’