Let’s sort out the litter problem…

Litter Please

Let’s keep West Cumbria tidy

We can’t do much about the rain forest but we can sort out our own backyard…

THE Egremont community is being urged to roll up their sleeves and get behind a community spruce up programme by tackling some of Egremont’s grot spots.

Supported by the Parish Lengthsmen scheme, Egremont Town Council and West Copeland Partnership, the first spruce up activity will take place on Sunday, October 25 at 10am with a community litter pick.

Through the clean-up programme the aim is to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds and lend a hand to tidy up targeted areas including the areas on Smithfield and Orgill estates or any areas that could turn from eyesore to asset.

Chair of West Copeland Partnership Micheal McVeigh said:

“We want communities to take pride in their local area and public spaces. Through support from our very successful Lengthsmen Programme and other local organisations we want to bring groups together with a common interest, clean up the community but at the same time encourage social interaction and fun. This is an opportunity to take greater pride in a neighbourhood initiative and look after the area where we work and live.”

Delivery of community engagement events and involving volunteers is a key part of the Lengthsmen scheme and this clean-up will be the first of many activities run through the Lengthsmen scheme, which will endorse community cohesion and engagement.

The scheme is funded by Copeland Community Fund, Leconfield Estates, and contributions from Parish Councils themselves.

Award winning social enterprise Works 4 You is funded to provide a Parish Environmental Worker and an apprentice, who support the scheme on a day to day basis.

Those interested in being involved should meet at the Original Factory Shop Car Park, Egremont on Sunday, October 25 at 10am. The activity will last through until noon at the latest.

Litter picking equipment will be provided by Copeland Borough Council.

Families are welcome.

For further information, please contact one of the Council’s Community Regeneration Officers Chris Pickles on 01946 598326 or email chris.pickles@copeland.gov.uk