|Banana Skin Man warns litter louts not to slip up
Is it a bird…? Is it a plane...?
No, it’s Banana Skin Man – Ashton’s superhero ‘grime’ fighter!
As with all comic book crusaders, this superhero is on a mission, dedicated to combating his villainous archenemy – the litter lout.
Together with law enforcers from Greater Manchester Police and his trusted side-kicks from Wigan Council’s local Neighbourhood Team, the anti-litter crusader will use his extraordinary powers to help clean up Ashton.
Anti-litter Action Days will be held on Tuesday 1st December and Saturday 5th December, co-ordinated from Banana Skin Man’s HQ in Ashton Market.
These Action Days will feature environmental workshops in local schools, a litter pick-up around the town centre and a Big Bird mobile trailer with a mounted video display promoting the clean-up message.
The calls of Ashton’s town crier will echo across the centre, urging local citizens to do their bit in the crusade against litter and advising litter louts to clean up their act. Smokers, meanwhile, will be encouraged to consider the environment and bin their butts.
Cleansing operatives will be on hand to offer advice to residents and businesses, whilst high visibility signs will be mounted on lamp columns, warning litter louts that fixed penalty fines will be enforced.
Members of the PACT team – Partners and Communities Together – will consult with local businesses and offer advice on many services, from litter and health to transport and recycling. The RSPCA will also be present, offering advice and free micro chipping of pets.
Cllr. David Molyneux, Wigan Council's environment champion says:
"This kind of initiative sends positive signals out to those offenders within our community that the inconsiderate disposal of litter will not be tolerated. Our efforts in this area, both educational and enforcement, will continue after the campaign finishes, so together we can create a borough that local people can be proud of."
For further information call: 01942 767305