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Sign up to the borough’s big Spring Clean
Monday 4th March, 2019

Dust off your broom and pull on your gardening gloves– a spring clean is set to sweep through Wigan Borough.

Residents and businesses are being encouraged to take part in Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean to rid neighbourhoods of unsightly litter.

And this year’s campaign looks set to be bigger and better than ever with a whole month dedicated to cleaning up the borough.

Wigan Council has backed the campaign and is asking people to get in touch if they would either like to host a clean-up or join a local litter pick between 23rd March and 22nd April.

Community groups, councillors, businesses and schools are all being encouraged to sign up as part of The Deal.

The council can provide a package of support including equipment for litter picking.

Last year more than 300 volunteers helped to fill 1,000 bags of waste but the council wants to get even more people involved this year.

A number of local businesses have already signed up including Nice Pak.

Councillor Carl Sweeney, cabinet member for planning and environment, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for residents and businesses across the borough to join together and tidy up their neighbourhoods.

“Through The Deal we already have some fantastic residents who regularly litter pick or volunteer in their area.

“They need more volunteers and it would be brilliant to get more people signed up – we want to double the amount of waste we collect this year!

“We believe there are long-term health benefits, both physical and mental, through residents being more involved in their communities.

“As part of The Deal 2030 consultation residents told us litter was a real issue for them and they’d like to see a litter free borough.”

To get involved in the Great British Spring Clean email GreatBritishSpringClean@wigan.gov.uk or visit www.wigan.gov.uk/volunteering.

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