Grane Road Litter Pick Success

Published February 6, 2017 at 15:56

Work in January on Grane Road removes vast amount of dumped litter.

Rossendale Borough Council’s Park’s Team litter picked the verges and laybys on both side of the road from Haslingden Cemetery to the Hyndburn Boundary over 3 days- 16th to 18th January 2017.

Over the winter since we were last there, a build-up of litter and fly tipped items had seriously detracted from the natural beauty of the route. At the request of local Councillors and Residents we hired a traffic management contractor to safely carry out the work.

12 of the parks team were used over 3 days and collected in excess of 100 bags of litter, 1 trailer load of fly tipped bulky items, and a deer carcass.

The estimated cost of the operation, including staff, vehicles, traffic management and waste disposal, was £3,000. We encourage everyone not to leave waste or fly-tip as this is very costly to the public purse and has a detrimental effect to the appearance of our Valley.

Cllr Christine Lamb said;

 “This work is really important in making sure we live in nice, clean communities. I would urge people to be more mindful of this when they get rid of their rubbish inappropriately. The cost of litter pick-ups is high and this shows the importance of the work of our partners Civic Pride and other community groups who help keep Rosedale clean and tidy.”

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