“Rubbish Friends” are celebrating National Litter-pick Day on the 13th September 2014 by inviting as many community groups and volunteers as possible to take part in a litter-pick along the Trans Pennine Trail in Ainsdale, Southport.
Our voluntary litter heros are organising the event with help from the Love My Beach Team & Trans Pennine Trail Volunteers which will ensure a well supported and safe event. Councillors Sue McGuire & Pat Keith together with Sustrans Volunteer Group Coordinator Ian Bailey share a similar enthusiasm in keeping the gateways to our lovely town clean and tidy.
Councillor Sue McGuire explained “Together we hope that this will help to portray to visitors that our community really cares about the environment they reside in. Hopefully this positive clean image will encourage other visiting communities to reflect on the state of their own home environments and to continue to further initiate improvements where needed elsewhere.’
Sustrans Volunteer co-ordinator Ian Bailey added “We will be meeting at the corner of Pinfold La and the Coastal Rd in Ainsdale Southport at 10.30am on Saturday 13th September a nearby postcode is PR8 3QL for those with satnav.
Ian added “All you will need is to wear suitable clothing for walking along a tarmac track and over and around sand paths amongst the sand dunes although if you have a pair of gardening gloves then please bring them but some spare pairs will be made available.”
Councillor Keith added “We hope to see as many people as possible lending a hand to clean up our beautiful town.”
Bin bags, litter-pickers and bin hoops will be provided.
The event will take between 1.5 to 2 hours finishing around 12-12.30pm.