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Congleton’s Big Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean bags 20 sacks of litter from Congleton on Saturday

Congleton in Bloom was delighted with the response from local people who answered the call to join in the Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 25th March. Twenty local people spent up to two hours litter picking, sweeping, putting up no-dog fouling signs and generally helping to spruce up the area around Congleton Park.

In total 20 sacks of rubbish were collected from the areas around the Park including Hankinson’s Field, Town Wood, River Dane Walkway, Eaton Bank Industrial Estate, Mill Green, Rood Hill, Royle Street, Belgrave Avenue, Foundry Bank, Varey Road, Jackson Road, Park Road, Park View, Willow Street, Herbert Street, Moor Street, Mountbatten Way, Canal Street and High Street.

Spring Clean LitterpickersThe Spring Clean was led by Councillor Glen Williams from the In Bloom team who is also the ‘Tidy Town Champion’. He said: “It was great to see so many new faces. There was a really friendly atmosphere and people did what they could. We always buddy people together which makes the volunteering more fun and less like work! It was heartening for the team to receive the thanks and praise from the public, but a disgrace that there were so many sweet wrappers, fag ends, cans, bottles and cartons about the place. I would urge people to dispose of their litter properly.”

He continued, “I would like to thank everyone that made the effort to come along and help, you did a splendid job. I would also like to thank the volunteer that made the fabulous cakes that were a treat after for our labours!”

The next planned Spring Clean in Congleton is Saturday 6th May.  Volunteers should meet at New Life Church on West Road in Congleton at 10am dressed appropriately for the weather. All equipment will be provided.

Any individuals, volunteer groups, churches, businesses, neighbourhoods or schools that want to do their bit to help clean up their local community outside of an organised Town Clean session can borrow  litterpickers, hoops, bags and gloves from Congleton Town Council . Please contact Ruth on rb@congletontowncouncil.co.uk  or tel 01260 270350 ext  2 for details.