West Lancashire Borough Council is still making help available to residents who want to take part in the Great British Spring Clean and has re-organised its own event.

The Keep Britain Tidy Group has also extended the 2018 Great British Spring Clean campaign to 25 March to inspire hundreds of thousands of people to participate in community clean ups.

Community groups and local residents who postponed or were put off having such activities due to the threat of adverse weather can still ask the Council for resources such as bin bags and litter pickers. Interested parties should contact Michelle Williams, the Council’s Street Scene Operations Manager, on 01695 577177 ext 5449 or by email michelle.williams@westlancs.gov.uk. The Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers will also be out supporting community events.

The Parks and Countryside Service has re-scheduled its event to clean up Tawd Valley Park to Saturday 17 March meeting at 10.00am at the turning circle at the end of Summer Street.

This event will be run in conjunction with the Friends of Tawd Valley Park as their inaugural practical activity, and everyone is welcome to join in. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and ground conditions. The Rangers will also be encouraging and supporting Parish Councils and residents across the Borough to organise their own events in their area.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “The Council is pleased to re-organise its clean up event and to offer support to community groups. A key priority in the Council Plan is to be ambitious for our environment and its cleanliness. Working together can make a real contribution in tackling litter issues and improving the quality of the environment.”

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please email beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk or phone 01695 622794. Please note that we can only accept volunteers aged 18+. You can also follow the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or www.facebook.com/wlbc.rangers.