Spring is here - Council sees an increase in people wanting to help clean the borough

31 March 2021

Spring has arrived, signs of warmer days to come are already here, and Chester West and Chester Council has seen an increase in requests from residents wanting to get involved and help give the borough a spring clean.

From this week, groups of six are now able to volunteer together and meet up to carry out socially-distanced litter-picking activities in the borough. Individuals, households, or childcare bubbles can also carry out litter-picking if they would like to make a difference in their community.

Litter-pickers, bags, high vis vests are available for hire, along with a supply of dog poo bags, via the Your Streets team in the Council’s StreetCare Service.

The Council’s Head of Environmental Services, Mark Brazil said: “The arrival of spring is a very welcome milestone this year, as we all look forward to better days to come. The Council is incredibly grateful to anyone who wants to give up some of their time to help give the borough a spring clean. We are all spending most of our time in our own communities and this has seen in increase in residents wanting to get involved to make a difference to their area. It is important that everyone follows the current guidance and ensures their volunteering is socially distanced.

“Looking ahead we are planning to relaunch our Love Your Streets campaign and would love to hear from anyone who would like to be a Your Streets Champion – someone who would like to co-ordinate regular clean ups or litter-picking events in their communities as lockdown is eased and larger groups are able to take part.

“If you would like to hire some litter-picking equipment or become a Your Streets Champion later this year, please contact us on the Your Streets team on yourstreets@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.”

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