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Award-winning Ashton
Monday 27th July, 2009

Award-winning Ashton
Wigan Council Environmental Co-ordinator Nick Burdekin and Ashton Town Centre Co-ordinator Emma Gaster with some of the Tidy Business winners.

Businesses in Ashton are cleaning up.

Especially when it comes to keeping the town centre clean and tidy.
To prove it, a number of local shops have just been presented with the Keep Britain Tidy Group’s Tidy Business Award.

The nationally recognised award scheme recognises businesses for such things as disposing of their waste responsibly, keeping shop frontages clean and tidy, reducing their waste and increasing recycling initiatives and supporting community clean-ups.

Wigan Council’s Environmental Education Team has been working in partnership with Town Centre Management to deliver the scheme in Ashton. So far, one bronze, 10 silver and three prestigious gold awards have been handed out.

Ellen Belshaw, from the Environmental Education Team says: “We believe that by building stronger relationships with local businesses, we can help raise awareness of the environmental problems facing Wigan Borough today and work together to create a cleaner and greener borough. It’s good to see such a high number of businesses supporting the Tidy Business initiative.”

  • Connolly’s Rental Service Ltd
  • Deliciosa Café
  • The Sweet Shop
  • Old English Chippy
  • BB’s Ice Cream Parlour
  • Sephton’s Newsagents
  • Past Times
  • Sanbob Pets
  • Gaz’s Pet Shop
  • Kelrick Property
  • Iredale Newsagents
  • Flair n Fleur
  • Anne’s Fruit Shop
  • Subway

Ashton Town Centre Co-ordinator Emma Gaster says: “We are very pleased with the overall response we have had and would like to see more businesses signed up. It’s great to see the council and businesses working together to create a nicer environment in their town centre.”

If any business would like to take part in the Tidy Business Awards, please contact Emma Gaster, Town Centre Co-ordinator on 01942 828879 or Nick Burdekin, Environmental Education Team on 01942 488222.


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