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Leyland is litter-less!

Members of the community and councillors prepare for a litter pick around the St Ambrose area in Leyland

Members of the community and councillors prepare for a litter pick around the St Ambrose area in Leyland

Litter-pickers descended on Leyland this week as a number of environmentally-friendly events were planned in the town.

Organised by South Ribble Council’s Leyland Neighbourhood Forum in partnership with McDonalds, eight different litter picks were held throughout Thursday, covering each ward in Leyland.

Local businesses, organisations, community groups and councillors all got their hands dirty in a bid to do something positive for the environment.

The litter-picks were held to mark World Environment Day and Keep Britain Tidy’s 60th anniversary, and were organised around the areas near St Ambrose Church, McDonalds, The Base, The Place, St James Primary School, the Longmeanygate area and the Leyland Cross.

Local residents kick-started the day in the St Ambrose ward and pupils from Academy@Worden, Wellfield Business and Enterprise College and St James’ Primary School all took part in clearing litter in various different locations.

Community groups involved with the big tidy up included the Broadfield Community Association and the Leyland Project.

Other organisations who lent a hand included New Progress Housing and Turning Point – The Mill.

Chair of the Leyland Neighbourhood Forum, Coun Jane Bell, said: “I would like to thank everybody who took part in the eight litter picks across Leyland.

“It was brilliant to see the community pulling together and doing something positive for the environment and I’m pleased to say that Leyland is looking tidier than ever.

“I hope to see many more events like this in the future to help keep Leyland clean and tidy.”

 

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