Published March 7, 2017 at 13:37
The Great British Spring event saw lots of volunteers come out to help clean up their local community
Over 250 bags of litter were collected up over the weekend for the Council to remove following on from community clean up events across the Valley.
Rossendale Council’s Chief Executive Stuart Sugarman and Head of Operations Paul McHenry joined Cllr Lamb and Civic Pride Members for litter collecting in Newchurch on Friday.
“Cleaning up litter is so costly to the Council and so much of it can easily be prevented by people taking it home or putting it in bins. We live in a very scenic area and it shouldn’t get spoilt by litter. We owe volunteers like this a huge amount of thanks for their continued support all year round.”
Cllr Christine Lamb, Portfolio Holder for Operations, enjoyed the event saying;
“It is great to see so many people out and about over the weekend doing their bit. We are very lucky to have a strong volunteer base and we appreciate the work they do.”
The Council is very thankful to all local volunteer groups up and down the Borough, like Civic Pride, who work tirelessly in giving their time to litter picking, planting and raising the profile of Rossendale and a clean and green place.
Roger Grimshaw from Civic Pride said;
“This weekend was testament, yet again, to the sheer enthusiasm and hard work of willing volunteers across the valley. Pride groups alone collected an amazing 259 bags plus other larger pieces of detritus. Our congratulations to all who were involved.”
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