Community Column: Civic Pride Waterfoot Work

Published June 24, 2016 at 13:50

The area around Turnpike/Burnley Road East/Booth Road crossroads in Waterfoot has had a facelift thanks to Civic Pride volunteers Liz and Ian Hoskins.

Steps Before
Before Liz applied a bit of tlc!

Over the last few months whilst Ian has been busy picking litter, Liz has been out clearing the footpaths and steps of accumulations of leaves, weeds and soil.  Starting with the historic path down the Heys she’s also cleared the footpath on the North side of Turnpike and parts of Burnley Road East.

Steps After
After but before the bin was removed

‘I really think I have found my true vocation in life!’ jokes Liz. ‘Ian prefers litter picking. He isn’t a gardener at all. But I just love getting muddy.  Thing is once it is done it will be easy to maintain.’

With occasional forays into Waterfoot centre and the woodland off Schofield Street they’re making a huge difference to the area, supported with free mugs of tea from Coco’s café!

Fly tipping and the many bags of rubbish have been removed on a regular basis by the council and having reported the remains of an old litter bin on Monday afternoon, it was gone by 9.15am the next day and the small area neatly covered in tarmac!  Well done RBC but no, we don’t expect that level of service every time!

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