To all environmental groups – get involved in a planned week of litter picks on the Wirral

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From Helen Gallagher, Constituency Engagement Officer (Wirral West)

We Love Where We Live!

Wirral Council is committed to encouraging local groups which make a difference to their environment and we are launching a new initiative to support the fantastic contribution made by volunteers to keep the borough clean and tidy.  As part of this, the Council is purchasing new litter picking kits and a range of other equipment for use by groups, schools and residents and is working with the constituency teams to make these resources easy to get hold of by storing them in local facilities such as libraries.

To launch the initiative we are planning a week of cleanups across the four constituency areas in October to promote loving where we live and to encourage more residents to get involved.

In Wirral West the week will get started on Sunday 15th October with a scheduled litter pick at West Kirby beach organised by The High Tidiers (Meet at Hilbre Tides Notice Board at 10am) – everyone is welcome!

The Council would also like to encourage local litter picks to take place during launch week as follows:

  • Monday – Wirral West
  • Tuesday – Wallasey
  • Wednesday – Birkenhead
  • Thursday – Wirral South

If anyone is interested in organising a litter pick in Wirral West on Monday 16th October, please do let us know so that we can provide kit as needed and make arrangements for the collection of bags of waste.  If you already have your own kit and waste disposal arrangements, please do get involved as well during the week if you can and let us know so that we can include in our promotional activity.

Following the week of litter picking action, the Council would like to invite environmental volunteers to a celebration event on Friday 20th October, from 1pm to 3pm (venue to be confirmed).  This will be an opportunity for us to say thank you for all your efforts to keep Wirral looking wonderful and for you to network with other groups.  Please hold the date!

As always, please do let me know if you have any queries.

Thanks, Helen

 

Wirral Council

Strategic Hub – Wirral West Constituency Team

West Kirby Library

Grange Road

West Kirby

Wirral CH48 4HZ

T: 0151 691 8650

E: [email protected]

W: www.wirral.gov.uk/wirralwest

Twitter: @teamwirralwest

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