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Springfield Comes Clean
Thursday 26th November, 2009

It may be the wrong time of year for a spring clean but it’s always the right time for a Springfield clean!

From Monday November 30, Wigan Council will be teaming up with partners and community members to launch a massive week-long clean-up campaign for the area.

Neighbourhood Teams will be targeting an area of more than 1,500 homes between Frog Lane, Gidlow Lane, Park Road and Woodhouse Lane.

During the week all the streets in the area will be fully swept and the teams will be asking residents to park their cars in other areas between 10am and noon.

On Tuesday December 1, Mark Calvert from dog-training company Dogtastic will be providing training and education about responsible dog ownership. On the same day there will be a litterpick at the Margaret Street Play Area between 1pm and 2pm and all local residents are invited.

During the week the Neighbourhood Teams and dog wardens will be on the trail of anyone throwing litter or failing to clean-up after their dog and will be issuing on-the-spot £50 fines.

Wigan Council’s Cabinet Champion for Neighbourhoods Cllr Kevin Anderson says: “The Neighbourhood Teams have been out speaking to members of the local community and asking them about what they are most concerned about as part of our Partners and Communities Together consultation.

“The answer came back that litter and dog fouling were the number one concerns and that is why our teams are taking action.

“We want people to take pride in their local areas and we are sure there will be plenty of people volunteering to help during the clean-up campaign and will continue to the good work in the future.”

For more information you can contact the Wigan North Neighbourhood Team on 01942 767337.

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